I was thinking about this topic at work today. I often wondered what makes people like Joe Paterno, Geno Auriemma, Jim Stein, Todd Bozeman, David Marsh and Mike Krzykzewski great coaches. The easy answer is winning. However, its not just winning. If we say its only communication we over look just how important it is to actually do the right thing. A person can commuincate very well and be loved universally, however, if they have the wrong ideas regarding their sport they will lose. Finally, but not of last importance are the athletes. They have to fit as well as the synergy. I would say a coach who has good ideas, knowledge, and understanding as well as good communication skills might be able to bring his athletes together all the more, functioning as a team. Every Navy ship has one captain and a chain of command. If that captain puts the mission and his men first and in turn his men put the mission and their captain first then they will move as one. One heart, one mind, one body and attain honor through victory. When it happens repeatedly a legacy is built. Everyone thinks how can I better the other and myself (i.e. how can we imporve on particula strength and our weakness). It is strategic thinking to earn honor.