The Wisdom of Anson Dorrance

Anson Dorrance celebrated his 800th win with the UNC Tar Heels as they took down the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC. Despite going down by a goal, the Heels rallied back with two excellent goals to seal yet another victory.

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Since the program’s creation in 1979 Dorrance has overseen every game as head coach and become an icon in College Sports.¬†Dorrance now holds an unparalleled college coaching record of 800 wins 65 losses and 35 draws.

Thanks to his tenure as the UNC Men’s Soccer Head Coach where he racked up 172 wins he’s now just 28 wins away from 1,000 Victories at the NCAA D1 Level – a record we can’t ever envision being touched.¬†ansondorrance800

Don’t forget he’s also succeeded at the international level – in 1991 he steered the US Women’s National Team to World Cup Glory in China; in turn, inspiring a generation of female soccer players in America and laying the foundations for dominance stretching decades.

So just what makes Anson Dorrance so special? Over the years he’s shared some memorable snippets of his wisdom with us. Here’s some of his best known quotes. Invaluable words for any aspiring soccer player or coach.

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