Gordie Gillespie: recent publications

The 4 Principles to Excellence

Our college coach, Gordie Gillespie, had this to say about athletic practices, “You play as you practice.” Excellent practices lead to excellent games; poor practices make for poor performance. Dean Smith, the former University of North Carolina basketball coach, believed, “The practices belong to the coaches; the games belong to the players.” The practices must properly prepare the players for the games.Practices in athletics can be based on four principles.


Gordie Gillespie