Ara Parseghian’s 48 Motivating Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

The full name of an American football player and coach was Ara Raoul Parseghian. He also led the University of Notre Dame to national titles in 1966 and 1973.

Furthermore, he grew up in Akron, Ohio, and began playing football in high school. After playing professionally, he won the league championship in 1948 and 1949. He retired from coaching in 1974 and began a broadcasting career calling college football games for ABC and CBS.

Below are a handful of his quotations that will benefit you in every stage of your life. So, at least once, follow them.

  1. “Getting to the top of the mountain is a heck of a lot easier than staying there.”― Ara Parseghian
  2. “I remember virtually everything about every loss. And the wins are hardly memorable.”― Ara Parseghian
  3. “The harder you work, the less mistakes you make. The fewer mistakes you make, the better your chances of winning.”― Ara Parseghian
  4. “AFTER NOTRE DAME, WHAT IS THERE?”― ARA PARSEGHIAN
  5. “I don’t make hasty, impulsive decisions.”― Ara Parseghian
  6. “I came to Notre Dame to renew the winning tradition.”― Ara Parseghian
  7. “The best way I could describe it at Notre Dame was that I was accepted as a member of the family.”― Ara Parseghian
  8. “The 1973 team is real special. I had never coached against Bear Bryant. Alabama had never played Notre Dame. It was North against South; the Catholics against the Baptists; both teams were undefeated, and everything was on the line.”― Ara Parseghian
  9. “IT’S NOT TRUE THAT I NEVER LEFT SOUTH BEND TO RECRUIT A PLAYER. IT IS TRUE THAT I DIDN’T LEAVE VERY OFTEN.”― ARA PARSEGHIAN   
  10. “I don’t give a damn what anybody says. I don’t think at 70 and 75 that you can be as productive and efficient as you were when you were 40 or 50.”― Ara Parseghian
  11. “My kids grew up here. My son and daughter both went to Notre Dame.”― Ara Parseghian
  12. “One of the reasons I never went into pro football was because I wanted my kids to grow up around an academic environment. And that’s exactly what we did.”― Ara Parseghian
  13. “I became a head football coach when I was 27 years old at Miami of Ohio.”― Ara Parseghian
  14. “The burdens of being a head coach are different from being an assistant. If I had been an assistant coach for a while, then become a head coach, I probably would have lasted longer.”― Ara Parseghian
  15. “That’s one thing: When I left Notre Dame, when I left every school, what I’m the proudest of is we never compromised the rules, never were on probation, never had any major problems of any kind.”― Ara Parseghian
  16. “Money talks; there’s no question about it.”― Ara Parseghian
  17. “It’s a terrific honor. To be associated with the number of people who represent the Cradle of Coaches, it’s sort of unreal in a sense.”― Ara Parseghian
  18. “I say college football began with Rockne.”― Ara Parseghian
  19. “ONE THING ABOUT NOTRE DAME, IT’S LIKE A SERVICE ACADEMY IN A LOT OF WAYS. THERE IS A CLOSENESS.”― ARA PARSEGHIAN
  20. “That’s the unpredictable part, and that’s what worries every coach: Protect the football. That’s why, when you go into a ballgame, you may be favored, but there’s no guarantee you’re going to win it.”― Ara Parseghian
  21. “I’ve missed the association with players and coaches but haven’t missed the recruiting and the travel.”― Ara Parseghian
  22. “I was a 52-year-old coach. But people don’t realize I had 25 years as a head coach. Most coaches my age only had a few years as head coach. I had six years at Miami of Ohio, eight years at Northwestern, 11 at Notre Dame.”― Ara Parseghian
  23. “On any play where there’s a scramble of 22 men, blindside hits and unprotected hits on knees occur.”― Ara Parseghian
  24. “I learned long ago not to tear into anyone for a mistake.”― Ara Parseghian
  25. “I REMEMBER WHEN I DROVE INTO NOTRE DAME, GETTING READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF WORK. I HAD AN ELECTRICAL CHARGE GO UP MY BACK BECAUSE I REALIZED ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRADITIONS THAT THE KNUTE ROCKNES AND THE FRANK LEAHYS HAD SET, AND WHAT NOTRE DAME STOOD FOR.”― ARA PARSEGHIAN     
  26. “As you move through life, it’s not going to be a bright, sunshiny day every day.”― Ara Parseghian
  27. “You’re going to have disappointments. But how you handle those disappointments is the important thing for you and everybody that’s around you. That’s what I found from being not only a player but also a coach.”― Ara Parseghian
  28. “I don’t think I was a miracle man. Neither were Lou Holtz or Frank Leahy. We all found ways to win.”― Ara Parseghian
  29. “Success in football is relative. If you take a job at a school that finished with a 1-9 record the year before, you’re considered a good coach if you finish 5-5 in your first season. But what happens if you start with 8-2 or 9-1?”― Ara Parseghian
  30. “Whether you like it or not, you’re a national figure after five games at Notre Dame.”― Ara Parseghian
  31. “To me, going for a tie means kicking the extra point for a tie instead of going for a two-point conversion to win.”― Ara Parseghian
  32. “I coached at Northwestern for eight years, where the admission requirements were high.”― Ara Parseghian
  33. “My mother was really courageous.”― Ara Parseghian
  34. “In my own opinion, psychology in football is far more important than anyone believes, including the coaches.”― Ara Parseghian
  35. “The game is not won by a pep talk on Saturday. It’s won by preparation of your club from Monday until game time. If they’re not ready on Saturday, you’re not going to get them ready by trying to inspire them with a dog-eat-dog sermon on that day.”― Ara Parseghian
  36. “I can’t think of anything that’s hit me harder in my life than when I learned that three of our youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with Niemann-Pick C.”― Ara Parseghian
  37. “External pressure I never worried about.”― Ara Parseghian
  38. “I had grown up during a time when Notre Dame football was held in the highest esteem. I listened to all of the games on the radio.”― Ara Parseghian
  39. “I have been around football all of my life.”― Ara Parseghian
  40. “The most difficult problem about coaching at Notre Dame is losing early.”― Ara Parseghian
  41. “I’d go to clinics and hear coaches say, ‘You block with your helmet. You tackle with your helmet.’ I’d say, ‘No way! You block with your shoulder. It’s a lot stronger blow, and you don’t risk nearly as much. Why be stupid?’”― Ara Parseghian
  42. “You get different philosophies in coaching, usually depending on what position the coach himself played.”― Ara Parseghian
  43. “If you can hang in games by staying close defensively, then good things can happen.”― Ara Parseghian
  44. “There is nothing more painful than watching a child with a terminal disease.”― Ara Parseghian
  45. “I’ve been blessed in many ways, but none of the heights from football can ever compare to the depths you go through when you lose a child.”― Ara Parseghian
  46. “You learn early in athletics that you’ll have ups and downs.”― Ara Parseghian
  47. “You are going to get knocked down, but you don’t lie there. You get up and face the challenge.”― Ara Parseghian
  48. “When you set these high expectations and goals, and they are demolished so early in the season, that has an effect on the psyche. It wears you down.”― Ara Parseghian