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The mortality rate in coaching positions is high. This statement is trite, but it is nevertheless true. While the writer has no definite knowledge of research on the subject, he has observed in twelve years of coaching experience that coaches change positions more frequently than men of other professions. When a coach goes to his first position or changes from one institution to another, he will very likely find many new, interesting and novel situations. Many times they preeent themselves in the form of problems that must be handled diplomatically and effectively on· the basis of their merits. Every coach, under such circumstances, should be sensitive to new conditions. He should anticipate unfamiliar issues and be prepared to deal with them effectively.


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