How do these coach's keep from dying from stress?

RomoIsGod

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Most of them in the league are well overweight. Work 100 hours a week. Not to mention dealing with all the players issues and just the mere amount of pressure to win. Has to rank right up there with air traffic controllers on one of the most stressful jobs there is. You would think they would be croaking left and right with heart attacks.
 

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Most of them in the league are well overweight. Work 100 hours a week. Not to mention dealing with all the players issues and just the mere amount of pressure to win. Has to rank right up there with air traffic controllers on one of the most stressful jobs there is. You would think they would be croaking left and right with heart attacks.
Nah.
They get paid really well, and chances of people being killed because of something they do is really low.
People can easily die from air traffic controller making a mistake.
 

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Nah.
They get paid really well, and chances of people being killed because of something they do is really low.
People can easily die from air traffic controller making a mistake.

I think the stress in coaching is greatly mitigated by the pay as well. Anger issues is more likely to lead to health problems.

If you want real stress, it's when your job has people's lives on the line. No amount of money can relieve that stress.
 

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Most of them in the league are well overweight. Work 100 hours a week. Not to mention dealing with all the players issues and just the mere amount of pressure to win. Has to rank right up there with air traffic controllers on one of the most stressful jobs there is. You would think they would be croaking left and right with heart attacks.

I have a friend who's a community college basketball coach in the South and he absolutely hates doing it anymore. He's literally at the end of his rope after about 30+ years of doing it. I'm not sure how he hasn't snapped yet by the way he talks. The things he has to put up with are terrible and it's an everyday job during the season. He has to arrange housing for these guys, has to basically hold their hand to go to study sessions, and then he has to deal with all the other off-the-court stuff. He's always playing at a disadvantage because his school will not match scholarship dollars that other teams in his league put forth. It sounds like absolute hell.
 
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