Handout 1. The Definition of a Coach
Origin of the Word . . .
Coach is derived from the Hungarian word for a carriage that carried people between Budapest and Vienna: Kocsi czeker (car of Kocs; Oxford English Dictionary).
In 1849, students at British universities began using “coach” as a slang term for “someone who carries you through an examination or challenge.”
An Effective Coach . . .
- guides, facilitates, and supports a person toward realizing his or her potential
- helps another person overcome challenges to achieve his or her goals by enabling the person to achieve his or her best
- enables a person to achieve a level of accomplishment that wouldn’t have been possible without the coaches’ guidance, prodding, and ...