Son Of Bum

Author: Wade Phillips
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682308073
Size: 51.63 MB
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Legendary football coach and Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, Wade Phillips, recalls his life in football and memories of his father, NFL head coach Bum Phillips, in a book perfect for a Father’s Day gift. “Having played for and against Wade Phillips, the first word that comes to my mind is respect. SON OF BUM is a great read about the Xs and Os from one of the greatest coaches in the league, as well as a loving tribute to the influence of family.”—Peyton Manning In his memoir Son of Bum, decorated NFL coach Wade Phillips shows that the roots of his knowledge come from his father, Bum Phillips. A beloved character in NFL history, Bum taught Wade from the beginning that “coaching isn’t bitching,” as well as how to have perspective on the game during tough times. These are lessons that apply both on the field and off, and Wade has passed this wisdom down to his son, Wes Phillips, an NFL coach himself. Known for his homespun, plain-talking ways, Wade is a groundbreaking coach who has long believed in using support and camaraderie—instead of punishment and anger—to inspire his players to be winners on and off the field. And though his defensive concepts are revolutionary, he would say they begin with common sense. Son of Bum is more than one man’s memoir—it’s a story of family and football and a father who inspired his son.

Gifts From My Son And Our Father An Inspirational And Uplifting Story About A Dad And His Son Before And After A Fatal Automobile Accident

Author: Ronald J. Selzer
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483417956
Size: 63.65 MB
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Built by the author’s son, Ronnie, before his fatal car crash. “The Cottage” has become the sanctuary where this grieving father has found not only hope and rest, but also countless memories of his son . . . . and very often “The Cottage” becomes their meeting place.


Author: George "The Animal" Steele
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623682088
Size: 50.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A stand-out character in an entertainment industry where persona is everything, George "The Animal" Steele shares how he balanced his real life as Jim Myers, a highly respected high school teacher and coach, with the green tongued, hairy backed, turnbuckle eating wrestling icon he was in the ring. The memoir delves into the golden era of wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s and his entry into the World Wrestling Federation where he earned a spot in professional wrestling history despite only speaking in animal-like grunts. In reality, the educated man that overcame his struggles with dyslexia and Crohn's Disease was a father and an inspiration to many of his students and players, and the dichotomous personalities that marked this much-loved man's life are explored in his own words. The book is filled with nostalgic and humorous anecdotes about the whirlwind life of wrestling alongside such notables as Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino, both in and out of the ring.

Beyond The Scoreboard

Author: John P. Steltz
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936400022
Size: 36.38 MB
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Beyond the Scoreboard "is a must-read for anyone involved with high school sports. John Steltz is able to use his extensive experience and knowledge as a basketball coach to show readers what the world of prep sports is really like, and what needs to be changed to make it a more rewarding experience for players, coaches, parents, and administrators." -Scott Venci, Sports reporter, "Green Bay Press-Gazette" Who is responsible for the healthy development of a positive sense of self-worth in high school student-athletes? What are the overall purposes of high school athletics? When will the landscape of high school athletics regain its primary function as a learning environment? Where do high school athletics fit in the 21st Century learning experience? Why has the value of high school athletics become increasingly misaligned? How can parents, coaches, and administrators work together to ensure athletic programs enrich the lives of student-athletes in an increasingly competitive environment? "Beyond the Scoreboard" provides insight for parents, coaches, and administrators into the current landscape of high school athletics in which over half of all high school students in the United States participate. The revealing real life scenarios used to demonstrate important concepts creates spiritual and passionate tones to build credibility and engage readers. A useful, realistic guide for high school coaches, parents of high school athletes, and high school administrators, Beyond the Scoreboard examines proper strategies that develop and maintain healthy athletic programs in high school. "Beyond the Scoreboard" must be used as a tool for athletic directors and high school coaches to generate effective mission statements promoting the development of a positive sense of self-worth in high school student-athletes.The mission statement will better equip administrators and coaches to handle tensions and triumphs that are an inevitable part of the high school athletics landscape.

Black Belt For Life

Author: Rob Smith Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469124408
Size: 13.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rob Smiths candor about his lifes journey provides the reader with keen insights that one should apply to their own life. -Col. Arnold Scheller, M.D. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to pursue excellence in life. Grand Master Joseph Esposito, Kenpo Karate From an internationally known Sport Psychologist This is a memoir-style account of the determination, adaptability, faith, and humility it takes to earn a Black Belt in Kenpo style karate. Psychologist and First Degree Black Belt Rob Smith candidly shares his personal successes and failures, and how they eventually lead him to pursuing the martial arts and, ultimately, the Black Belt journey in his personal and professional life. In this book, Dr. Smith offers a rare look at what happens behind the scenes during an intense, 16-week Black Belt test, with unprecedented access to the training techniques, test requirements, and high standards set by his dynamic sensei, Grand Master Joseph Esposito.Black Belt For Life serves as a must-read manual for how to physically and mentally prepare for a life of continuous self-improvement. The book concludes with a summary of some key lessons Dr. Smith has learned so far in his Black Belt journey. The Foreword of this book is written by a man who has embodied the Black Belt path. Col. Arnold Scheller holds a Black Belt in Hapkido, served in the elite U.S. Army Rangers, and served as the team physician for the Boston Celtics from 1987-2005. Excellent . . . and thanks for writing this book Rob Jacob, author of Martial Arts Biographies: An Annotated Bibliography

Positive Academic Leadership

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118552229
Size: 28.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"A book that every academic leader should read and put intopractice." —Kim Cameron, associate dean of executiveeducation, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Praise for Positive Academic Leadership " Buller has produced a book that every academic leader shouldread and put into practice. Positive Academic Leadershippulls together an amazing array of scientific findings andpractical guidelines that will be invaluable for academic leaderslooking to improve themselves and their institutions." — KimCameron, associate dean, William Russell Professor of Managementand Organizations, Ross School of Business; professor of highereducation, School of Education, University of Michigan " If I had a magic wand and could make one wish for all ofhigher education, it would be that we had better institutionalleadership. Whether one is a chair, dean, provost, president, or onthe Board of Trustees, this book can make a world of difference inyour ability to provide that leadership!" — L. Dee Fink,author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences; formerpresident, Professional and Organizational Development Network inHigher Education " Buller's book brings hope for leadership in higher educationby emphasizing the importance of a positive approach that empowersand inspires others. Positive Academic Leadership has thepotential to transform higher education for the benefit ofstudents, faculty, and ultimately our communities and our world."— Kina S. Mallard, provost and vice president of academicaffairs, Carson-Newman University " Academic leaders who find themselves engulfed in negativethinking and considering only damage control scenarios for pressingissues will want to read this book. Employing what Jeffrey Bullercalls 'positive academic leadership' is, I believe, essential totransforming feelings of despair into constructive leadership."— Mary Lou Higgerson, vice president for academic affairs,emerita, Baldwin Wallace University " I can't recall reading any book on leadership that is moreapplicable to the work of faculty development. Every academicleader—faculty member, chair, dean, or campusadministrator—will benefit from Jeffrey Buller'sevidence-based model and practices of positive academicleadership." — Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost forfaculty development, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bum Phillips

Author: Bum Phillips
Publisher: Lucid Books
ISBN: 1935909029
Size: 34.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bum Phillips became head coach of the National Football League's Houston Oilers in 1975. He retired from the league 10 years later as one of its most colorful characters of all time. This book chronicles his transformation from a beer-drinking cowboy, U.S. Marine and football coach to a devoted son of God. You will learn how he survived deadly battles during World War II, stumbled accidentally into football and gave his life to Jesus Christ. Original.