Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is one of the hottest commodities in the NFL after Sunday’s debut in which his team dismantled Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. The wunderkind is also known for his ability to relate to the media, which he showcased today at his weekly press conference.
Per NFL Network reporter Andrew Siciliano, one secret to McDaniel‘s success might be showering more than once every four days, as was his ritual as a longtime assistant coach under San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Mike McDaniel says, as an assistant coach, he used to be able to make it from Sunday to Wednesday without showering. He can't do that as a head coach.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 14, 2022
Most people would probably agree that best hygiene practices dictate the need for more than a shower a week. But most people are not NFL coaches, it is hard to argue with McDaniel’s recipe. He has risen through the ranks after starting as a coaching intern with the Denver Broncos in 2006.
At roughly 1.5 showers a week, McDaniel only needed 1,248 showers to achieve head coaching status.