To sum up the article, it talks about how coaches can no longer take the old school approach with players, both physically and mentally. It goes on to list how old coaches treated players, and how they were able to mold them into tough individuals, whereas today coaches are on their toes with players in fear of backlash by the media and the athletic department.
I wanted to see what kind of coaches those of you who played any type of football encountered and how you think it affected you.
I'll go first: My high school DC had throat cancer and could barely yell. He made up for this by routinely beating players for mental mistakes. He grabbed facemasks, slapped helmets, punched should pads and more. The head coach was as physically imposing, but tended to yell, degrade and make public examples of players. It sounds rough, but damn we were good. We had no D1 talent, but these guys whipped us in to shape and kept our heads in the game. Between the two, they have won 5 state championships. (graduated HS in 2001, pre social media)