Bill Chastain was a sportswriter and columnist for The Tampa Tribune for over twelve years. He currently works for MLB.com covering the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team. He is the author of The Steve Spurrier Story: From Heisman to Head Ballcoach, Payne at Pinehurst: The Greatest U.S. Open Ever, and Steel Dynasty: The Team that Changed the NFL. He lives in Tampa with his wife Patti and their two children, Carly and Kel.
Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett and the Marshall Yearsby Bill Chastain
Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett & the Marshall Years is the authorized biography of Marshall University former head football coach Bobby Pruett. From the 1996 season up through his retirement in 2005, Coach Pruett led Marshall’s Thundering Herd to victory in six Mid-American Conference divisional titles, five Mid-American Conference championships and won five out of seven bowl games, establishing the record along the way as the winningest football coach in Marshall University’s history.
With a foreword by New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington, numerous interviews with former and present Marshall players, and photographs from on the field and off, Purpose and Passion takes a detailed look at the career of the coach who did more than just reinvigorate Marshall’s football teamhe made them champions!
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