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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2019, 12:33:52 PM »
Man.....Iím still kind of numb.

Our last communication was some swapped texts on Aug. 28th. My last text out to him was in early October. I called a few times after that and just assumed that he would get back to me when he wanted to talk.

I was just thinking about him on Wednesday after talking to some guys about getting back out to DLS....then Tito called and gave me the horrible news.

We spent 3days together at DLS in 2017....I owe a lot to Michael....ironically that cheap bastard owes me too. He never paid his half of the hotel bill. He viewed the hotel room as an unnecessary expense and his viewpoint was all that mattered.

That trip changed my entire thought process and would have never happened had it not been for him. I doubt I will ever know another human like Michael.

I spent time on the phone with Tito, Joe and DP yesterday. It was nice to be able to ďprocessĒ this with other people who knew him. It would be impossible to describe him to anyone who had not known him. Thanks fellas

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2019, 01:26:17 PM »
I pray that Michael is with God now.
Michael's probably pissing God off w some argument, but privately God's saying, "Huh.  I never thought of that."

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2019, 01:51:42 PM »
Another thing about Michael to share.

He was obsessed with books.  Not just reading and learning, which he was to the Nth degree, but the actual books themselves. 

You couldnít borrow his books.  Or I couldnít at least. LOL. I eat and read and he knew it.  To get a crumb or stain on a book to Michael was like abusing his children. 

So he would talk up these books and I would ask to borrow it and he would say No with no explanation. 

Some of you know he had these scrapbooks he kept of his most profound O line ideas.  He loved those books and was so proud of them.  But he didnít want to show it to everyone.  For as brash as he was, he could also be tremendously sensitive and insecure.  I think he would like if those books were preserved somehow. 

Anyone know who took charge of his estate?  I believe he was adopted and was unmarried.  Iím not sure if he had any real family.  (This also explains a lot of his strangeness in addition to his brilliance.)

If they didnít throw books away I will try to get them to preserve them here. 

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2019, 02:53:32 PM »
Another thing about Michael to share.

He was obsessed with books.  Not just reading and learning, which he was to the Nth degree, but the actual books themselves. 

You couldnít borrow his books.  Or I couldnít at least. LOL. I eat and read and he knew it.  To get a crumb or stain on a book to Michael was like abusing his children. 

So he would talk up these books and I would ask to borrow it and he would say No with no explanation. 

Some of you know he had these scrapbooks he kept of his most profound O line ideas.  He loved those books and was so proud of them.  But he didnít want to show it to everyone.  For as brash as he was, he could also be tremendously sensitive and insecure.  I think he would like if those books were preserved somehow. 

Anyone know who took charge of his estate?  I believe he was adopted and was unmarried.  Iím not sure if he had any real family.  (This also explains a lot of his strangeness in addition to his brilliance.)

If they didnít throw books away I will try to get them to preserve them here.

Dan

Thanks for sharing.

I searched and found nothing. But then again I am not sure where to search or what Im searching for. In the article its does mention he was married for 10 years.

He was very private. I had 100's of conversations with him and all I knew is that he had a cat.

When my son passed away he happened to call the next day. I was in Wisconsin at the time and he offered to drop everything to come help in any capacity. That is just who he was.
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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2019, 08:45:44 PM »
Anyone know who took charge of his estate?  I believe he was adopted and was unmarried.  Iím not sure if he had any real family.

I know his ex-wife's name, if you're interested. 

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2019, 07:44:31 AM »
I can find out who he left estate too. Just not sure if its proper thing to do.
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"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2019, 12:24:48 PM »
https://rownewyork.org/a-black-rowers-story-history-had-its-eyes-on-us/

Apparently Michael helped coach the 1st all black rowing team.
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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2019, 07:43:51 PM »
It was Michael that taught me that rope idea, but I did it with a tire and had 4 players doing it. One of my most competitive drills for aggression without pads.

He had a way with teaching. He was an educator
My wife is a teacher. It amazed me how many of the books he recomended for coaching were on my wife's book shelf that were classroom oriented. To this day that girls soccer book is the best book on coaching I have read. I doubt if anyone else would of mentioned it I would of read it.
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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2019, 10:41:35 PM »
My wife is a teacher. It amazed me how many of the books he recomended for coaching were on my wife's book shelf that were classroom oriented. To this day that girls soccer book is the best book on coaching I have read. I doubt if anyone else would of mentioned it I would of read it.

What was the girls' soccer book?  You've piqued my interest.

I didn't know Michael the way you all did, but reading these threads really makes me wish I did.  He sounds like one hell of a man the kind of person I would have liked to have been friends with.  RIP.

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2019, 09:09:48 AM »
What was the girls' soccer book?  You've piqued my interest.

I didn't know Michael the way you all did, but reading these threads really makes me wish I did.  He sounds like one hell of a man the kind of person I would have liked to have been friends with.  RIP.

The girls soccer book was about Duke i think. The coach at the time built a dynasty.  We talked on the phone when he visited.

He shared with me something i use for my high school girls rugby team.

I dont know much about soccer, he said after the game the team went in the locker room for 10 min, then came back out on the field to run.  Some more then others. There was no whistle or yelling coach...their were actually no coaches at all. When he talked to the trainer, the trainer said the less you play the more you run after. This keeps us in shape all season.

My application was i have a girls rugby roster off 23 girls and then 10 more who play B side with some the A side girls (original 15).

If you play A side, you play 80 minutes. If you only pay 40, you still owe 40. If you play B side and play 40, you owe 40.

I just add a zero to the time you owe and thats the meters you run.  So you play 40, you owe 400 meters. You play 20 minutes you owe 600 meters of running. What you do with those meters is up to you, light jog, hard sprint, intervals, dont care just get the meters in.



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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2019, 10:31:24 AM »
What was the girls' soccer book?  You've piqued my interest.

I didn't know Michael the way you all did, but reading these threads really makes me wish I did.  He sounds like one hell of a man the kind of person I would have liked to have been friends with.  RIP.
Here is the book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989697746/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought it and it is awesome.

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2019, 10:36:45 AM »
Here is the book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989697746/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought it and it is awesome.

I have this one! Forgot about that , i was totally thinking of another soccer book. My baaad
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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2019, 11:43:54 AM »
My wife is a teacher. It amazed me how many of the books he recomended for coaching were on my wife's book shelf that were classroom oriented. To this day that girls soccer book is the best book on coaching I have read. I doubt if anyone else would of mentioned it I would of read it.

I read that one too....it was awesome!

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Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2019, 12:30:10 PM »
Here is the book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989697746/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought it and it is awesome.
That is the one. He also had one about Dan Gable that is really good. I forgot the name of that as well. The x's and o's barely concerned him. He was fascinated with how to teach. I think because he just had so much to share.