Many people don’t realize just how stressful being a sports coach truly is. Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio had a heart attack this week, following Saturday’s overtime victory against Notre Dame. Winning can truly be hazardous to your health in the coaching field.
Certainly, heredity and physical health play roles in your heart’s health, but so do your lifestyle and pressures. Football coaches earn their big bucks with incredibly long hours of coaching and worries about recruiting and future potentials for the team.
Certainly, other coaches should take heed of the lesson from Coach Mark Dantonio and focus as much on their health as they do on their game.