I love reading “day in the life” style stories of people in different professions. This is an excellent look at coaching in the National Hockey League. It’s easy to look at games and coaching and ask yourself what does the coach even do? The answer is, an absolute mountain of work. Most of which, like any job, isn’t readily apparent to the onlooker.
NHL masochism: Why assistants dream of the hard, (mostly) joyless move to head coach - The Athletic 💰Paywalled
In short, you’re a coach.
And Luke Richardson loved that job.
“It’s the closest thing to being a player,” he said. “Because you’re there and you spend lots of time with the players, you do one-on-one work with the guys physically and mentally and verbally. I enjoyed that contact.”