Wishbone Wisdom: Emory Bellard: Texas Football Visionary

Wishbone Wisdom: Emory Bellard: Texas Football Visionary

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Wishbone Wisdom: Emory Bellard: Texas Football Visionary by Emory Bellard Sr.

Coach Emory Bellard spent a remarkable 43-year football coaching career at both the high school and college level, where he helped teams win 12 district championships, five regional titles, and three state championships in 21 seasons as a high school coach in Texas. He also won five Southwest Conference crowns and two national titles during his collegiate career as an assistant coach at the University of Texas and as a head coach at Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Bellard collaborated with veteran sports writer Al Pickett, to tell the remarkable story of his career for the first time, including how he invented the wishbone offense when he was an assistant to Darrell Royal at Texas and why he resigned in the middle of the season as head coach at Texas A&M.
Coach Emory Bellard spent a remarkable 43-year football coaching career at both the high school and college level, where he helped teams win 12 district championships, five regional titles and three state championships in 21 seasons as a high school coach in at Ingleside, Breckenridge, San Angelo and Spring Westfield in Texas. He also won five Southwest Conference crowns and two national titles during his collegiate career as an assistant coach at the University of Texas and head coach at Texas A&M and Mississippi State. It was during his stint at Texas in 1968 that he invented the wishbone, an offense that revolutionized college football and produced seven national championships between 1969 and 1979.

Al Pickett, a veteran Texas sports writer and sportscaster is the author of two other books, "Team of the Century," which chronicles the seven years that Chuck Moser spent as the head football coach at Abilene High, and "The Greatest Texas Sports Stories You've Never Heard." He is the host of "Let's Talk Sports with Al Pickett," on ESPN 1560 Radio in Abilene, Texas, and the play-by-play voice for Abilene High and Hardin-Simmons University athletics. He is also a regular contributor to "Dave Campbell's Texas Football" magazine and "Red Raider Sports," magazine. He was named the recipient of the Outstanding Media Service Award from the American Southwest Conference in 2004. Pickett is chairman of the Big Country Sports Hall of Fame in Abilene and also serves on the selection committee for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco.

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ISBN-13: 9781933337418
Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Coach Emory Bellard spent a remarkable 43-year football coaching career at both the high school and college level, where he helped teams win 12 district championships, five regional titles and three state championships in 21 seasons as a high school coach in at Ingleside, Breckenridge, San Angelo and Spring Westfield in Texas. He also won five Southwest Conference crowns and two national titles during his collegiate career as an assistant coach at the University of Texas and head coach at Texas A&M and Mississippi State. It was during his stint at Texas in 1968 that he invented the wishbone, an offense that revolutionized college football and produced seven national championships between 1969 and 1979. He is retired and lives in Georgetown, Texas.
 
 
   Al Pickett, a veteran Texas sports writer and sportscaster is the author of two other books, “Team of the Century,” which chronicles the seven years that Chuck Moser spent as the head football coach at Abilene High, and “The Greatest Texas Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard.”
     He is the host of “Let’s Talk Sports with Al Pickett,” on ESPN 1560 Radio in Abilene, Texas, and the play-by-play voice for Abilene High and Hardin-Simmons University athletics. He is also a regular contributor to “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football” magazine and “Red Raider Sports,” magazine. He was named the recipient of the Outstanding Media Service Award from the American Southwest Conference in 2004.
   He is chairman of the Big Country Sports Hall of Fame in Abileneand also serves on the selection committee for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco.

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