Best All-Around Coach

This coach in New Hampshire teaches students how to be successful, not just to win.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2005

He’s an all-around winner. At Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, Jeff Bailey has led his women’s soccer teams to three national championships and maintained a win rate of 88.5%. Bailey is also a fountain of wisdom and common sense. “If you’re teaching your players good habits, and they’re prepared to work hard, the wins tend to follow,” he says. Academic excellence is high on his list: He’s produced 32 All-Americans and, with a team GPA consistently above 3.0, his players have earned numerous academic honors.

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