Wins, Losses, and Lessons

  • by Lou Holtz
  • Narrated by Lou Holtz
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron.In his most telling work to date, the man still known as "Coach" by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others.His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived.


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Customer Reviews

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Lou Holtz is a winner!

If you could sum up Wins, Losses, and Lessons in three words, what would they be?

Great book with many life lessons. Holtz is a true leader and one of the greatest coaches to ever join the game of football!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Holtz- I love the way he looks at life.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of his conversations with Woody Hayes (former Ohio State Head Coach)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed it all.

Any additional comments?

I have read this book twice myself and this was the first time I listened to it. I am glad I did. It was good to hear it read by Holtz himself.

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- Chris

great story about an incredibly successful coach

Would you listen to Wins, Losses, and Lessons again? Why?

yes, interesting career

Did Lou Holtz do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Not sure that Lou was the best candidate to read the book.

Any additional comments?

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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2006
  • Publisher: HarperAudio