When a person is hired to become a head coach, he or she immediately becomes more than the title states.
They become a role model, a father or mother figure. They at times become larger than life in the eyes of young adults or young children, whether it be Pee-Wee League or college athletics.
In the passing of legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, much can be learned about what a coach is. Wooden was a giant among people.