A Coaching Life

A Coaching Life

by Gary Blair, Rusty Burson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623495367
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 01/27/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,272,335
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

GARY BLAIR, head women’s basketball coach at Texas A&M University since 2003, led the Aggies to an NCAA national championship in 2011. He was previously head women’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin State University. RUSTY BURSON, author of Dat: Tackling Life and the NFL, is a freelance writer and sports journalist. He is director of membership and communications at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mike Neighbors Nels Hawkinson vii

1 Stories, Memories, and Victories Worth Preserving 1

2 Growing Up and Outgrowing the "Meathead" Phase 15

3 Seize Your Opportunities … Any Opportunities 29

4 Building a Dynasty in Big D 37

5 Investing Time Wisely Pays Off 51

6 Things Are Never as Good-or as Bad-as They Initially Seem 57

7 Building a Winner in the Piney Woods 77

8 Early Years in Arkansas: Hog Heaven and Frustration-ville 95

9 Good Morning Americas Team, and Good-bye 115

10 One Direction: Starting to Write the Story of My Coaching Life 137

11 Maneuvering through March 161

12 Perspective Is Everything 175

13 Mission Accomplished 189

14 Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination 219

Index 235


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