Wayne “Coach Mendo” Mendezona
Wayne Mendezona, a.k.a. Coach Mendo, is a motivational speaker and passionate communicator.
For the past twenty years, he has been a professional basketball coach. He has trained and motivated over 30,000 young upstart athletes from youth to professional levels.
Wayne had the privilege of playing four years in the European pro league, three of those years in Germany and one in Austria. As a head coach, he had the opportunity to coach nineteen years, eleven at the college level and eight overseas, including being the national coach of Bahrain for two years and leading the team to compete in the Asian games Barcelona Olympic qualifier. As a result of his passion and desire to do the extraordinary, Wayne has had the privilege of traveling and visiting over thirty different countries to date over the course of his playing and coaching career.
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As a result of these coaching achievements, Coach Mendo recently was certified as a FIBA-USA licensed coach. FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, is the world-governing body for basketball. Coach Mendo is a member of an Exclusive Group of USA Coaches (only 166 to date).
Wayne is the author of four basketball training books and has produced six training DVDs. These training aids have circulated around the world.
Wayne has compiled over fifty motivational newsletters and several inspirational YouTube videos that have challenged and inspired people all over the globe. Noted as the “King of Acronyms,” Wayne has personally compiled numerous motivational acronyms and mantras that he has used in motivational speeches around the world.
Originally from Reno, Nevada, Wayne holds a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary (1990) and a Master’s in Sports Management (2002) from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama.
He lives in the Seattle area with his wife of over thirty years. Wayne continues to own and operate Quick Handle Basketball (to visit click this link Quickhandle.com, one of the largest summer basketball camp training programs in the United States.
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Robert J. Fratesi
Winning in business, athletics, or life is a matter of heart and requires a determined mindset. In Maximizing Your Results, Wayne Mendezona cuts no corners but provides inspiring stories from his playing and coaching days of what it takes to strive for excellence and be a difference maker. As an eighty-six-year-old man, I have witnessed many individuals striving for excellence in all areas of life and can truly say that I have never met a person like Wayne who has the dedication and determination to be a ‘winner’ and maximize his results. This book is a must read!
Over the top and right on point, Coach Mendo is a man on a mission. His work shows us that maximizing potential and supercharging achievement is possible. He teaches a motivational adherence to a life of integrity, honesty, and discipline that will replace a life of mediocrity and doubt. His ‘get real’ and ‘get tough’ approach to a maximized life uniquely prepares us, and it is ultimately freeing to those who dare risk grabbing hold of their dreams.
I have personally known Wayne’s pursuit of excellence in all three areas: athletics, business, and life. I have also witnessed people following the very examples and principles Wayne writes about, and I have seen how, indeed, their results were maximized. A must read.
Coach Tim Collins
Coach Mendo at one time was not ‘Coach’ but a very good player for me in his college years—a determined point guard who could be used as a scoring guard or a true point. He has always been a person of ‘passion,’ which I believe is a critical characteristic of most people who achieve success. He and I would talk frequently about goals for his life both on the court and off the court. He became one of the few players I coached who was committed to a relationship with God and did everything he could to keep that goal aligned with his basketball goals. Wayne was one of those rare players who always believed he could become the best player on the court in any given game no matter what the competition looked like. His ability not to be intimidated by any opponent always
gave him an edge. If you listen when he speaks, I am sure you will understand the passion and love for the game of basketball and life that is needed for success. He inspired and challenged his teammates in college, and he will challenge you today, to make a difference in your approach to life, basketball, and God.
Life change and transformation begin with making a decisive decision not to accept limitations but to stare impossibilities in the face and destroy fears. Coach Mendo’s twenty years of experience as a coach, professional trainer, motivational speaker, and business owner provide a foundation of compelling insights, transferrable concepts, and inspirational life-changing principles wrapped up in this extraordinary book.
Pastor Don Foor
What a privilege to be an ongoing mentor of Coach Mendo. Wayne has given back to me the only repayment every mentor demands—a life of integrity, passion, and intense pursuit of a purposeful life. This book is not another philosophy to consider for life. Instead, it is a portrayal of how, in real life, to capture the concept of going to the next level of success. Born out of Wayne’s blood, sweat, and tears, this book inspires its readers not only to dream again, but also to find their way to living those dreams.
In a world full of the voices of political correctness, agenda-driven empty rhetoric, and half-truths comes the voice of Coach Wayne Mendezona, filled with realness both spoken and lived out. Coach Mendo’s voice is motivated by a heart genuinely concerned about people’s souls, hearts, and dreams. He can’t take you there, but he can show you the path if you have the heart to go.
My life was forever changed when I was privileged enough to play under Coach Mendo. He is passionate, inspiring, and influential in a way that challenges and empowers anyone he comes into contact with to raise the bar in all areas of life. I am forever grateful that his greatness impacted my life. He truly understands how to help people maximize their results and achieve their personal best on and off the court.
I have been blessed to have a great working relationship and a continued friendship with Coach Mendo. Knowing how we have talked and worked through life’s tests and struggles together, I know his new book will give everyone the key knowledge required to have the Championship Mindset for success!
For many years, I have known Coach Mendo in his coaching and Quick Handle Clinics. I’ve even had our grandson go to his clinics. He does a fantastic job in pointing out what really counts in life and the work needed to accomplish that goal.
Wayne Mendezona has been on the cutting edge of profound teaching that is unique, revolutionary, and life-transforming. As his friend from youth, I have personally witnessed Wayne’s leadership in winning ways both on the court and in his commitment to servant leadership. Maximizing Your Results is a must read!
Having coached basketball at many levels for forty-two years, I can say with extreme confidence that I’ve never been involved with a more passionate and dedicated young man than Wayne Mendezona. His talent and respect for the game have been second to none. I have always believed that Wayne would make a tremendous contribution to the game of basketball and life.
Coach Mendo’s impact on my life went well beyond my journey through the game of college basketball. His passion for leadership molded me into becoming a leader in my walk outside of the game, including in raising a family, being a good husband, and demonstrating leadership to those walking life’s path by my side, both personally and professionally.
Winning in business, athletics, or life is a matter of heart and requires a determined mindset. Having experienced Wayne Mendezona as both a coach and an athlete, I know that he lives what he teaches. He knows and executes on exactly what it takes to strive for excellence and be a difference maker.
As one of my former players, Wayne has grown into a man who understands what hard work, commitment, loyalty, and the love of his fellow man really mean. From a young junior college player, to a four-year college and professional player, and then as an international coach, he has done it all. As a great motivator, I’m sure his book will appeal to a wide variety of readers.
Coach Mendo is a man of passion and purpose who has dedicated his life to inspiring others to achieve the most out of their own. The positive impact he has had on my coaching career, many of my players, and even my own children has been profound. I encourage you to read his words of inspiration so you too can strive to reach your potential.
John M. Brown
Wayne has the unique ability to inspire and motivate everyday people to achieve more than they could ever imagine. If the odds are stacked against you and you are stuck in a humdrum life, listen to what he has to share. Your life will never be the same! I experienced this transformation in my own life and witnessed it in others.
From the moment I met Coach Mendo and saw him speak, I knew the word ‘relentless’ hardly does justice to describing his passion and drive for excellence. Wayne Mendezona’s book takes no shortcuts with this practical approach to connecting dreams to reality in sports, your career, and life. This read is a real gem and game changer!
Coach Mendezona was my son’s college basketball coach. My son considers him an offensive basketball genius. He has been and continues to be a close family friend, and he has had a huge impact on my son’s development as a man.
As my former coach and mentor for the past twenty years, Wayne Mendezona is a walking testimonial for what it means to dig deep and achieve greatness, far exceeding what others and sometimes our own thoughts and beliefs tell us we can achieve. Maximizing Your Results lays out the blueprint for anyone wanting to set aside mediocrity and shoot for excellence in any arena, including athletics, personal fitness, business, and even in life.
G. Scott Martin
In our fiercely competitive world, it’s refreshing to see courageous individuals who aren’t afraid to articulate timeless truths. Too many times today, truth gets eroded and curtailed by many of our ‘leaders’ because they desire to pander to current public opinion, driven by our media-obsessed culture. Those who are committed to their own value-based message, regardless of current public opinion, act as a ‘guiding beacon of light’ for effective leadership. Coach Mendo is one such leader. His message is simple, direct, and to the point. The results-driven principles he shares in his book are easy and applicable to anyone’s life. He delivers his message in a matter-of-fact, entertaining way. The results one can achieve by applying these principles will be astounding… whatever your chosen endeavor in life.
Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., and award-winning author of The Best Place and Arthur’s Legacy
We all want to do well and succeed in life, but true greatness only comes to those who never believe in ‘good enough.’ Wayne Mendezona teaches us that if we maximize our efforts, we will maximize our results. And any man in his mid-fifties who has the courage and endurance to run a fifty-mile ultramarathon is someone I’m going to listen to. The advice Coach Mendo gives in Maximizing Your Results is spot on no matter what dream you are pursuing. After reading this book, ‘maximize’ is my new favorite word and soon it will be yours, too!
Every now and again, you meet someone who changes your life, inspires you to greatness, and epitomizes the true meaning of leadership. ‘Coach Mendo’ is that ‘one’ who will inspire you to greatness and maximizes your fullest potential deep down inside. Not only is he one of the most passionate speakers of our time, but this book will become a classic and a ‘must have’ addition for your collection. Read this book, listen to his message, and you will be on the right track to achieving your destiny!
Coach Wayne Mendezona’s book is an example of the mindset it takes to win in business, athletics, or life. This book cuts no corners and will inspire you to strive for excellence and be a difference maker. Thank you, Coach Mendezona, for your heart and dedication to others.
In business as in life, the goal is to maximize your results. In this new book, Wayne Mendezona presents a compelling blueprint of exactly how to make your dreams become reality.
For the past twenty years, I have personally observed Coach Mendo encourage others with his passionate motivational talks. He generates excitement and connects to his listeners in ways that challenge them to generate true change in their lives. This book is a reflection of his key performance principles that will move you on the road to exceptional accomplishments.
Wayne has been a longtime colleague and friend. I can’t think of anyone I know who demonstrates more passion and tenacity. I have always drawn a tremendous amount of encouragement and energy from my relationship with Coach Mendo, and I am confident you’ll take away some valuable insights from this book.
Sean Quigley LUTCF
Coach Mendo delivers an uplifting and powerful message on how personal strength and perseverance can overcome incredible physical obstacles. He is a role model for all, and his personal journey and story is a great example of how, through extraordinary human spirit and hard work, anyone can achieve his or her goals. His inspirational message will benefit your audience for years to come.
I have had Wayne Mendezona as a mentor, coach, and trainer for over twelve years. His motivational techniques inspire me daily to strive for greatness as an athlete and a person! I consider my current successes a direct reflection of what he has taught me! It is a true blessing that God crossed our paths!
Dr. Eric Scroggins
Wayne Mendezona’s book Maximizing Your Results is a must read for every person in business or simply in the business of life. Wayne delivers tools and concepts that will drive you to the top.
Life is a series of tests and struggles. What you do to overcome obstacles—how you react—is the difference between success and failure. Wayne Mendezona is a great example of someone who has an amazing capacity to exemplify the courage, conviction, and commitment to go for anything you want to achieve in life.
This engaging and informative book reveals a simple, powerful recipe that focuses on core values, principles, and ideals. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in winning the game of life.