Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach

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Richard “Digger” Phelps, the winningest men’s basketball coach in Notre Dame’s storied athletic history and a renowned basketball analyst for ESPN, tells his game plan for success—not just in sports, but in life. From overcoming his humble beginnings to becoming coach of one of America’s most elite sports teams at age twenty-nine, Phelps writes of setting goals and striving to reach them. Brutally honest, inspirational, and often humorous, Undertaker’s Son is for anyone seeking an edge in business or life.

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Overview

Richard “Digger” Phelps, the winningest men’s basketball coach in Notre Dame’s storied athletic history and a renowned basketball analyst for ESPN, tells his game plan for success—not just in sports, but in life. From overcoming his humble beginnings to becoming coach of one of America’s most elite sports teams at age twenty-nine, Phelps writes of setting goals and striving to reach them. Brutally honest, inspirational, and often humorous, Undertaker’s Son is for anyone seeking an edge in business or life.

 

“Who better to write a game plan for life than Digger Phelps? . . . Digger’s many passions are reflected in this book as he goes beyond x’s and o’s to thoughtful solutions—a winning strategy.”–Hannah Storm, ESPN sports journalist

“Sound advice delivered in an entertaining context from a high-profile personality who doesn’t take himself too seriously.”—Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599219745
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Richard “Digger” Phelps has won more games than any other coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish college basketball team and is an analyst for ESPN’s College GameNight. As the White House director of Operation Weed and Seed, Digger led a national effort to weed out violence and seed positive programs in the worst neighborhoods, in addition to promoting mentoring and after-school programs.

 

Jack Colwell is a former longtime political columnist for the South Bend Tribune.

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Table of Contents


The Coach's Game Plan for Life     viii
Stranger in Our House     1
Dad's Undertaking     5
Wizard Kicks ND: We Kick His Ass     13
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!": That's My Mom     21
You Can Go Home Again     29
Hail, Caesar     35
The Judge Ruled     45
My Most Important Game     51
Dreaming of Notre Dame     57
A Dream Comes True     67
Upsetting Experiences     75
Recruiting Promises     83
Always Have a Backup     89
Weeding and Seeding     97
Washington Sightseeing: Where Tourists Fear to Tread     105
Dan Quayle's Hot Potato(e)     113
Racing with Murphy Brown     121
Foreign Policy: Is the President Naked Underneath?     131
Voting in the Killing Fields     139
A Russian I Couldn't Kill     149
Bob Knight and Al McGuire: On Court and Off     155
Digger as Artist and Van Gogh Freak     165
One for the Gipper     171
Relax: Stress Is Stressful     179
Hesburgh Asks: "What Have You Really Been Doing?"     187
Giving Volume to Small Voices     195
High Schools: Warehousing, Not Educating     203
The 2-Foot Yardstick     211
Shut Up and Sit Down on the Bench     221
The "Real" Dickie V     227
Digger for President: What If He Ran?     233
Four Good Friends, Soon to Be Three     241
No Decade to Waste: Do It Yesterday     253
About the Authors     259
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