Talk:Coach (sport)

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World view[edit]

This article is written from a US perspective and needs a thorough rewrite with a world view. Further, most of the page is unsourced POV. The way forward is either to rename this page Coach (US sport) or to strip it down to a stub. BlueValour (talk) 04:34, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Manager in the UK[edit]

Traditional what the rest of the world calls a coach we have called manager. This is especially true for association football. The article probably wants to address this.Londo06 20:01, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

This definitely needs to be dealt with. As an American, who has little interest in sports anyway it seems quite confusing. The picture of the Manager of the F.C. seems out of place as well, for that to fit there needs to be significant additional space on European coaches/managers.--Lord Procyon (talk) 04:46, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
See Manager (football). Managers are not coaches, but include coaching duties.

Origin of the word[edit]

Coach is one of the few English words borrowed from Hungarian. It comes (via French coche and German kutsche) from Hungarian kocsi, an adjective meaning ‘of Kocs’ (Kocs is a village in north-west Hungary, between Budapest and Györ, where carriages, carts, etc were made). In Hungarian the original full form was kocsi szeker ‘cart from Kocs’. The modern sense ‘instructor, trainer’ originated in 19th-century university slang, the notion being that the student was conveyed through the exam by the tutor as if he were riding in a carriage. Bigshotnews 05:02, 16 June 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigshotnews (talkcontribs)


The "Football" section refers primarily to the British usage. There's no mention of the term being used to describe a manager. Hack (talk) 08:46, 27 January 2014 (UTC)