1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football

1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football


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ISBN-13: 9781682615386
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 205,383
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bob Casciola is the former president of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, a 14-year tenure in which he oversaw the Play It Smart program and the implementation of the NFL/NFF Coaching Academy, which annually educates more than 10,000 youth coaches. A member of that Hall of Fame himself, Bob had previously served as head coach both of Princeton University and the University of Connecticut, and served for 3 years as assistant coach to Hall of Fame head coach Bob Blackman at Dartmouth, in addition to a stint broadcasting college football games. In 2004, the NFF honored Bob with its Distinguished American Award, previously given to Vince Lombardi and Pete Rozelle. Bob Casciola currently lives in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area.

Jon Land is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of 44 books, including nine titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series, and has taken over writing as Jessica Fletcher in the MURDER SHE WROTE series. He is also the author of three acclaimed works of nonfiction, Takedown (2016), the bestsellerBetrayal (2011), both of which won the International Book Award for True Crime, and No Surrender (2017) which won the American Book Fest Award in the Christian Inspirational category. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and can be reached at jonlandbooks.com or on Twitter @jondland.

Table of Contents

Foreword Archie Manning 13

Introduction 17

Part I The Circle of Football 25

Chapter 1 My Life in the Game-"This Kid Has Got Some Possibilities" 27

Chapter 2 "Men, the Hay Is in the Barn" Tom Cahill 37

Chapter 3 On the Road from There to Here Stas Maliszewski 49

Chapter 4 From the Coal Mines to the Gridiron Cosmo Iacavazzi 61

Chapter 5 Kicking Their Way into History The Gogolaks 69

Part II The Good in the Game 77

Chapter 6 The Coach of Coaches Grant Teaff 79

Chapter 7 We Will Always Be Marshall Jack Lengyel 87

Chapter 8 You Can Go Home Again Frank Cignetti 99

Chapter 9 Broken but Not Beaten Bob Hall 107

Chapter 10 "It's the Color of the Heart" Paul Savidge 113

Chapter 11 A Real Cowboy Murry Bowden 119

Part III Shining Stars 127

Chapter 12 "I've Been So Fortunate" Steve Jordan 129

Chapter 13 "I Would Do It All Over Again" Reggie Williams 137

Chapter 14 Winning at Every Level Mark Whipple 145

Chapter 15 Competing on a Different Field Don McPherson 155

Chapter 16 From the Gridiron to The Governors Mansion Bob Ehrlich 163

Chapter 17 Mission Accomplished Chad Hennings 175

Part IV Giving Back 181

Chapter 18 "Giving Up Is Not An Option" Tom Catena 183

Chapter 19 "You Stand Up and Fight" Gus White 191

Chapter 20 Two Steps at a Time Danny Wuerffel 201

Chapter 21 "A Player's Coach" Buff Donelli 213

Chapter 22 The Coach of Silicon Valley Bill Campbell 223

Chapter 23 Steve Hatchell and the National Football Foundation-Carrying the Torch 231

Conclusion 241

Afterword Bobby Bowden 245

Acknowledgments 253

About the Authors 255

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