Adam Oates Quotes

 

I can’t be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that’s what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that’s the kind of coach I want to be.

— Adam Oates

I was a punk. I think that’s why I’m such a good person now, because I was such a bad guy then.

— Adam Oates

Growing up as a kid my father was British and a soccer player. His idol was a guy that passed the ball a lot, Stanley Matthews. Our family thought if you could be unselfish your teammates would always like you.

— Adam Oates

You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else’s.

— Adam Oates

Even the superstars need to be coached once in awhile.

— Adam Oates

I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can’t say I really remember too much about it.

— Adam Oates

I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me.

— Adam Oates

Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.

— Adam Oates

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