BY MARK SCHARENBROICH, CSP, CPAE
One of my regrets in life is that after being recruited, I didn’t say yes to playing foot- ball for legendary coach John Gagliardi.
John won more games than any other college football coach—NCAA Division I, II, or III—with his
unconventional methods at St. John’s University in
central Minnesota. John’s teams won four national
SJU was the David against a lot of Goliaths.
My regret isn’t about not being part of a winning
team, but rather not learning from John how to
master an art form.
John’s coaching philosophy was based on a list
of “nos.” No conditioning drills, no blocking drills,
no playbook, no whistles, no hitting in practice, no
How to do the ordinary