Championship Coaches

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

Winning isn't everything, but for the coaches profiled in this series, winning clearly matters, as they are some of the highest achieving coaches in history. Through the stories of sports figures like Bill Belichick, who is responsible for five Super Bowl championships, Phil Jackson, one of the top ten coaches in NBA history, and Geno Auriemma, who led the University of Connecticut women's basketball team to eleven NCAA championships, students will learn what it takes to be a leader and how these exceptional men and women made it to the top of their fields, while bringing their teams along with them. Features include: Fascinating figures from the popular world of sports. Quotes and call-outs chart these inspiring stories of success in the coaches' own words. Further Reading section provides even more resources in the form of books, websites, and videos.

  • Fall 2019
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    Bill Belichick

    Bill Belichick

    John Fredric Evans
    How is it possible that the century's most successful NFL coach conducts himself as though social media is merely a target for ridicule? While the strategies employed by this gridiron genius seemingly evolve in an eye-blink, Bill Belichick is willfully out of step with our culture...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097964
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    Geno Auriemma

    Geno Auriemma

    John Fredric Evans
    Today, top recruits know that Connecticut embodies excellence in women's basketball. But before Geno Auriemma began his unprecedented run to 11 national championships, the Huskies only brought out bleachers for the biggest games...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097933
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    Mike Krzyzewski

    Mike Krzyzewski

    John Fredric Evans
    Treat your readers to a fascinating biography. From his humble roots as the Chicago-born son of Polish immigrant parents, Mike Krzyzewski, known as Coach K, has become one of the most decorated coaches of all-time in both the college and professional ranks...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098008
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    Nick Saban

    Nick Saban

    John Fredric Evans
    What's Nick Saban's secret? How did a football coach some derided as a liar, quitter, and mercenary tie the college record for most national championships in the history of the sport? This book details Saban's journey from his humble beginnings in West Virginia and abortive stint in the NFL to the pinnacle of success at Alabama...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098053
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    Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt

    John Fredric Evans
    Summitt. It sounds like a name that is perfect for the consummate winner who played a pivotal role in putting women's hoops on the map. With her trademark glare, Pat Summitt earned a reputation as one of the game's great practitioners of "tough love."..Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766098084
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    Phil Jackson

    Phil Jackson

    John Fredric Evans
    How did a boy who grew up in remote areas of Montana and North Dakota go on to become the National Basketball Association's all-time winningest coach? Phil Jackson's life story that took him from small town U.S..Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097995
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