Follow the life of a legendary pro football coach, from his playing days through his head coaching career....
No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history of the NFL ever won more games), Marty never reached the Super Bowl during his coaching career. Martyball tells the story of a man who persevered through an avalanche of misfortune and playoff agony that would have brought most men to their knees. But Marty never lost sight of why he fell in love with coaching in the first place: he wanted to teach and mold men through the game of football. Based on more than one hundred hours of interviews with Marty, his players, assistants, family, and friends, this book will give readers a look into the mind of an exceptional coach, and explain why he never gave up or succumbed to self-pity despite a long streak of bad luck. Get the background on Schottenheimer’s life, from his childhood in rural Pennsylvania to his playing and coaching careers in pro football, and learn why he kept believing in the game he loved - and how he found valuable lessons about life and football beyond each and every loss.
Marty Schottenheimer, with the help of Jeffrey Flanagan, details his lifelong love affair with football, first as a player and then as one of the winningest coaches in NFL history. Despite all his success, perhaps the defining characteristic of Schottenheimer's coaching career was the continued failure of his teams in the postseason, and Carl Randolph's style is crisp as he recounts the joys and heartbreak of a long career. Martyball is a comprehensive look inside the mind of Schottenheimer, portraying his optimistic attitude, perseverance, and his love of coaching and the game that gave him so much.
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