Head Ball Coach

Head Ball Coach

Head Ball Coach

In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and a National Championship to elevating the South Carolina program to new heights -- and coaching like nobody else. He's been called brash, cocky, arrogant, pompous, egotistical, and hilarious, but, mostly, he's known as the Head Ball Coach, a self-ordained term introduced to the lexicon of football by none other than the man, himself, Steve Spurrier. He is the only coach who can claim to be the winningest coach at two different SEC schools, and the only person who has won both the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as a coach. Or who has won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner. From the beginning, Spurrier didn't want to sound like other coaches, dress like other coaches, and, especially, coach like other coaches. As a controversial football pioneer, he ushered in a different style of leadership and play. Spurrier's press conferences were glorious -- he refused to lapse into coachspeak and was always entertaining, although he took his football very seriously. He was known for his fierce competitiveness, roaming up and down the sidelines, often throwing his signature visor to the ground in disgust. Now resigned from coaching at age 70 -- he doesn't like to say "retired" yet -- Spurrier has calmed down, but don't mistake that for a lack of fire. He can be just as feisty as the day he set foot on the East Tennessee dirt in Johnson City's Kiwanis Park, where he grew up to become one of the state's all-time greatest athletes, and went on to play for Florida where he launched one of sports history's all-time great careers. In his memoir, Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and why he resigned at South Carolina. He explains his unique style, the difference between winners and losers, his relationship with the media, why he follows the wisdom of ancient philosophers and warriors, his affinity everything taught by John Wooden, and the reasons behind his relaxed regimen for living well. Spurrier, as always, speaks candidly, bringing together his thoughts about his words, actions, and achievements, while telling countless wonderful anecdotes.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Steve Spurrier
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-08-30
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780399574689


Laughing With The Head Ball Coach

Laughing With The Head Ball Coach

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Author : Richard Sikes
Publisher :
Release : 2007-10-01
Total Pages : 126 Pages
ISBN : 0974585416


The Steve Spurrier Story

The Steve Spurrier Story

The first comprehensive biography of one of football's most volatile personalities, this book tracks Spurrier from Heisman to head ball coach. 22 photos.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Chastain
Publisher : Taylor Trade Pub
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0878333169


Advancing The Ball

Advancing The Ball

Following the NFL's desegregation in 1946, opportunities became increasingly plentiful for African American players--but not African American coaches. Although Major League Baseball and the NBA made progress in this regard over the years, the NFL's head coaches were almost exclusively white up until the mid-1990s. Advancing the Ball chronicles the campaign of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to right this wrong and undo decades of discriminatory head coach hiring practices--an initiative that finally bore fruit when he joined forces with attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran. Together with a few allies, the triumvirate galvanized the NFL's African American assistant coaches to stand together for equal opportunity and convinced the league to enact the "Rooney Rule," which stipulates that every team must interview at least one minority candidate when searching for a new head coach. In doing so, they spurred a movement that would substantially impact the NFL and, potentially, the nation. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Coach Tony Dungy, Advancing the Ball offers an eye-opening, first-hand look at how a few committed individuals initiated a sea change in America's most popular sport and added an extraordinary new chapter to the civil rights story.

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Genre : Law
Author : N. Jeremi Duru
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-01-07
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780199792269


Game Of My Life Florida Gators

Game Of My Life Florida Gators

Florida Gators football legends recall their greatest moments—newly updated.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Pat Dooley
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2011-10-10
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781613210093


The Score Takes Care Of Itself

The Score Takes Care Of Itself

The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership. Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others. Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bill Walsh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-08-20
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781101109014


100 Things Florida Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Florida Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

This guidebook to all things Gators reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Florida football. Throughout the pages, readers will find pep talks, records, and Gators lore to test their knowledge, including Steve Spurrier's 1966 Heisman Trophy season and how the quarterback-turned-head coach returned to build one of the nation's elite programs in the 1990s; the teams' unforgettable 1996 championship season, when Spurrier and quarterback Danny Wuerffel led one of the most prolific offenses in college football history; and the Gators' return to the top in 2006 and 2008 behind head coach Urban Meyer and legendary quarterback Tim Tebow. Die-hard fans from the days of Spurrier behind center and new supporters of head coach Will Muschamp's squad alike will appreciate this book that contains everything University of Florida fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Pat Dooley
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2013-09-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781623682934


100 Things Jets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Jets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Jets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Jets covers the famous Super Bowl III that put the team on the map, the 1980s New York Sack Exchange, and the evolution of the team's uniforms. Now updated through the end of the 2013 season, this revised edition includes information on Mark Sanchez’s benching, the rise of Geno Smith, and the loss of Darrelle Revis.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Bill Chastain
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2014-09-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781623689889


Moneyball The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game

Moneyball The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2004-03-17
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0393066231


Spurrier

Spurrier

“We all like to prove people wrong who say we’re no good,” says the eternally driven Steve Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback who took off his helmet, put on his coaching visor, and turned three downtrodden universities into winners. Spurrier’s Fun ’N’ Gun offense at the University of Florida flummoxed defenses and rewrote playbooks across the Southeastern Conference, transforming SEC football into a modern phenomena. Spurrier tells the story of a preacher’s son from the Tennessee hills who has been overwhelming opponents with “ball plays” for nearly six decades. The climax of his storied career is uplifting the University of South Carolina, a school that lost more football games than it won between 1892 and 2005, and was believed for over a century to be cursed. The only Heisman Trophy winner ever to coach another Heisman Trophy Winner, Spurrier dared to enter the “graveyard of coaches” at South Carolina, confront his destiny, and turned the USC Gamecocks into an unlikely winner. Spurrier is the biography of the Ball Coach who has forever changed college football—and its impact on our culture.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Ran Henry
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-11-14
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781493015450