Sports require a lot of discipline and commitment. It requires a lot of talent and practice to hone someone’s skills. A truly exceptional athlete rises above the rest through hard work, dedication, and sheer determination. Much like sports, the game of life works the same way. There are a lot of similarities in how Sports concepts play out in real life.
Reaching for one’s dreams and grabbing opportunities requires a lot of hard work. With these things in mind, former athlete and acclaimed basketball coach John Saintignon have written a book to help others find success in whatever they put their mind into. His book is called “Take Your Shot, Make Your Play!” and it’s quite an interesting read.
Coach Saintignon was given up for adoption by his birth parents and was eventually raised in Tucson, Arizona by his adopted parents. He was in an environment where he felt nurtured and supported to pursue his dreams. He played collegiate basketball at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Everyone was amazed at Saintignon’s talent, and he proved to be an exceptional player, averaging 31.2 points per game. With his spectacular performance every game, he became the NCAA’s Leading Scorer in the 1985-1986 season, as he became the leading scorer in the entire USA. He was king of the hardcourt, and his passion for the game only grew stronger once he started coaching.
When he graduated and got his degree in Economics, Saintignon couldn’t stop thinking about his true passion, basketball. He had a career playing professional basketball and after his retirement from a successful career he chose to enter Law School. He eventually listened to himself and decided to coach high school basketball before becoming a member of the coaching staff at Oregon State University and stayed for three successful seasons, helping lead the team to many victories. It was then that he traveled to Mexico to become the Head Coach of the Culiacan Caballeros. With Saintignon at the helm, the Culiacan Caballeros managed to finish 6th place overall in the 24-team Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP), which is the top professional basketball league in Mexico.
He has traveled far and wide, coaching various teams in the international landscape. When Saintignon coaches, he always brings his best, and he always leads his players towards positive improvement. Such is the true value of a great coach. He always manages to bring out the best in the teams that he coaches. He is well-versed in basketball as well as inspirational speaking, which is a great skill set to have if you’re a head coach, which is part of the reason why he has become so successful in his craft.
Coach Saintignon mentions that he wrote his book to help people pursue their passions. He cites that being a head coach all these years has helped open his eyes to a lot of things in life, not just in basketball. He hopes that his readers will take some of the wisdom that he is imparting in his book. He wishes to create even more positive value in his readers, as much as he has created that positive value within the teams that he coaches.
Instilling motivation to his readers, Saintignon brims with knowledge by crafting a guide to improving one’s life based on his own experiences. He utilizes relatable sports analogies to help people better understand what it means to reach for your dreams and eventually succeed.Visit Saintignon’s website for updates.