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Rough Diamonds: A Coach's Journey by Tommy Reamon, Ron Whitenack

Football coach Tommy Reamon has crafted a unique ability among high school coaches, the ability to hone in on natural talent on the football field and to forge a personal connection with the young athletes themselves. His stories and memories of coaching the promising, would-be professional players as well as those just there for the love of the game, are shared in this heartfelt memoir. During his many years of coaching at schools such as in Newport News, Virginia, Coach Reamon has helped guide students to the National Football League, including Kwamie Lassiter, Aaron Brooks, and Michael Vick. His inspiring relationship with the students and the struggles that come with bringing out the best in another person will remind readers of the heart behind the physical challenges of football.

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ISBN-13: 9781572435681
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Tommy Reamon is a high school football coach and retired professional football player. As a coach, he developed the football talents of Aaron Brooks and Michael Vick. Ron Whitenack is a high school English teacher and an adjunct assistant professor in humanities at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. They both live in Newport News, Virginia. Michael Vick is a professional quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He was a first-round draft pick with Atlanta Falcons in 2001, and he has set NFL records and been named to the Pro Bowl. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Nikki Giovanni is an author, a poet, and a distinguished professor of English at Virginia Ploytechnic Institute and State University. She lives near Blacksburg, Virginia.

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