Movie “Remember the Titans” reflects two important characters of Mr. Boone and Mr. Yoast as the coaches of the Titans. They both have their own styles of leadership and help Titans win the season. Boone is a black American authoritative coach and imposes his decisions on the team. He takes his decisions on his own without listening to others and players follow his commands .He is a perfectionist and accept nothing other than victory. He has strict set of rules and believes that triumph can only be achieved by religiously following those rules.
Boone gives tough time to players during training camp and does not show any kind of mercy. Yoast is a white democratic or we can say participative leader and always gives consideration to the opinion of the players. He gives them the opportunity to follow their own strategies to do the best.
Titans had the problem of racism conflicts to such an extent that black and white players had feelings of abhorrence for each other. Boone has a broad vision and he uses smart tricks to fill the gap of racism rift between the players. He very tactfully molds the minds of the players and preaches them the lesson of unity by telling different stories from the history and from his past experiences. For example when they were going for the training camp he made every black roommate of a white and also made compulsory for them to interact at personal level and also announced punishment if players refuse to mingle up. This strategy turns up so fruitful that players come closer with unity and enthusiasm to play unanimously as a team and win the season.
I personally liked the Boone’s leadership because he made the team strong and unbeaten both mentally and professionally. He built up their stamina and eliminated the difference of racism which was the reason of all quarrels. He made crystal clear rules to which every player has to comply .He boosted the morale of the team and also devised better game plane by watching the video of the game in which Titans played below the mark. Yoast no doubt made lots of sacrifice as he came back as an assistant coach after being dismissed and most importantly he let go the chance of getting hall of fame for the victory of the team but he lacks the ability to unite all players into a team.
Remember the Titans. Dir .Boaz Yakin. Perf.Denzel Washington,Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, 2000.DVD.