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Coached for Life
     

Coached for Life

by Ed Flaherty, Jack Uldrich, John Gagliardi (Foreword by)
 

A true account of how two high school football coaches molded an undistinguished group of young men into state champions in 1962, this book features a dramatic 40-year retrospective from the players themselves on how the principles instilled in them have continued to shape their lives in positive ways long after leaving the football field. The story is a testament

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A true account of how two high school football coaches molded an undistinguished group of young men into state champions in 1962, this book features a dramatic 40-year retrospective from the players themselves on how the principles instilled in them have continued to shape their lives in positive ways long after leaving the football field. The story is a testament to the profound impact leaders can have on other people’s lives, whether they are educators, coaches, business leaders, clergy, or counselors.

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Coached for Life captures the essence of what it means to be a coach. It describes the philosophies that work in the arena of sport, and the philosophies that work in life. I recommend it to everyone who wants to succeed in either—or both.”  —Bobby Bowden, head football coach, Florida State University

“This is not a tale of gridiron glory, nor one of glamorous careers. It is instead a blend of stories capturing ‘the greatness that is realized when ordinary people do ordinary things extraordinarily well.’ It also serves to remind us why ‘Coach’ is a lifetime honorific.”  —Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Coached for Life gives wonderful accolades to the great work our teachers and coaches do in America everyday.”  —Glen Taylor, owner, Minnesota Timberwolves

Coached for Life is an outstanding book which exemplifies how the lessons learned while in school, and on the athletic field, can last a lifetime.”  —Margaret Kelly, CEO, RE/MAX International

“[Coached for Life is] the story of faith and love in action, and illustrates how the world can be impacted when spiritual values infuse a football team.”  —Dr. Tony Campolo, founder, Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, and spiritual advisor to former president Bill Clinton

Coached for Life reveals the extraordinarily positive impacts teachers and coaches have on the lives of the young people they teach and coach, on the communities in which they live and work and, importantly, on the way of life we share.”  —Marc Racicot, former governor of Montana and former chairman of the Republican National Committee

Coached for Life demonstrates that attention to the small details not only leads to success on the football field, it leads to success in life. It is also a wonderful reminder of the positive impact coaches—at every level of the game—can have on their players.”  —Sonny Lubick, head football coach, Colorado State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615278827
Publisher:
Lariat Companies, Inc.
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Ed Flaherty has started or purchased approximately three dozen companies whose combined annual sales are near one billion dollars. He is an active member of the corporate and nonprofit community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, serving on numerous boards of directors. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Jack Uldrich is the president of the NanoVeritas Group, whose clients include Fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms, and state and regional governments. He is a regular guest on CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN, and the author of Into the Unknown, Investing in Nanotechnology, Jump the Curve, and The Next Big Thing Is Really Small. He lives in Edina, Minnesota. John Gagliardi is the head football coach at St. John's University and college football's career coaching victories leader with 461 wins.

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