In football the Bill Parcell’s coaching tree is impressive. Bill Belechick is atop this tree but so is Tom Coughlin and other great coaches. In racquetball The Dave Peck Coaching tree is very impressive. Forget the thousands of national titles in age divisions, Men and Women Pros, and World championships that his coaching spawned and just focus on the Men and women’s pro tours. By my humble count and I must admit I am not Todd Boss, so fill in blanks I missed at any time but just counting the mechanics part and coaching influence of Dave Peck and his brother Gregg, I count on the Men’s side 20 end of of year Professional titles with Kane, Cliff, Dave, and Drew Katchtik. Throw in Rhonda Rajsich and you have 24 pro #1 titles end of year. Mike Guidry is part of that tree and had several doubles titles as well as some tour wins. Since I am a member of that coaching tree, my athletes I coached have accounted for 16 of those 24 year end number one titles! One other side note that is often missed by people. I consulted with Dave a little back in the day (and still do) and let me be clear, I never coached him but often talked to him, coached his juniors and suggested strategies. Drew, I had the pleasure of coaching in the Spring of 1991 and in the Pan Ams in 1999. Cliff was a junior player in the Dave Peck Junior camp when I met him and worked with him on court in groups.
Why are the Peck athletes successful? Most of it is secret sauce that other players do not do. But if you take a look at the folks I work with, they all improve and improve rapidly. That is all I can do, coach them up and help them improve. I am only a coach; but a proud coach to be part of this coaching family of players.