Never heard it. Still confused as to why championship has become "'da ship"
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”-- ---Ralph Waldo Emerson apparently would have been a great football coach!
Post by tcfootball11 on Dec 5, 2011 8:49:55 GMT -6
First time I heard "Coacher" or "Coachie" was at my first AFCA convetion years back. Seemed like all of the old timers used it more as a term of endearment than anything else - a bit less formal than just the title of "Coach."
Not sure where it came from, but as a young guy at my first convention, it kind of made me feel like a full-fledged part of the coaching fraternity when an older coach I'd never met before called me "Coacher" in passing just for the hell of it.
Post by coachwoodall on Dec 5, 2011 9:35:27 GMT -6
I haven't heard it.
I haven't heard of a coach being call 'crotch', BUT where I am from, the term, or rather pronunciation of coach is 'co-atch'. People laugh at me when I slip back into my up bringing and pronounce it that way.
Good friend of mine used to use it all the time, so I took to calling him the same. When my wife heard me accidentally refer to another coach as "coacher" she was like "You can't call him that! That's your name for Jim!"
I didn't realize...apparently my use of the work coacher was cheating on Jim. Poor Jim.
"My dear madam, you will greatly oblige me if you will take your precious boy home to his dolly. I have been squandering my time, tongue, and talent, in what I now discover was a thankless and hopeless effort to make a man out of your little sunny locks." Ralston Wilbur, Head Coach, St Louis CBC, 1902. Courtesy of "Legends of the Gridiron" by Don Greco
Post by indianacoach on Dec 17, 2011 10:47:52 GMT -6
Baseball coaches add -er to the end of everything. When I coached baseball I almost got myself in trouble doing this on accident. We had a kid named Nick and I called him Nick-er...a few people looked at me suspiciously and I had no clue why...then it sunk it sounded like a racial slur! No more -er's for me.
My favorite player to do this with was named Cruz...Cruzer just sounded cool to me.