Would you have fired one, if not more of nds football coaches who freely admitted privately that he didn't remember all his players names, including starters. And he wasn't alone. Very few of the nd coaches I came in contact with over the years remembered every kid every day. As an ex-coach myself I always had trouble with names. By the end I was calling every one pal. And we still won a lot. Remembering names is helpful, but not a prequisite to winning. It's not a mortal sin.