The Education of a Coach
- Narrated by: Eric Conger
- Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-22-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hyperion AudioBooks
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Halberstam begins with the story of Bill Belichick's childhood and the enormous and lasting influence of his late father, Navy coach Steve Belichick. Considered the best scout of his era, Steve taught his son to break down game film at the age of nine. What we come to witness are dual journeys, the first of the immigrant Belichick family moving from the harsh, unsparing world of the steel mills of Ohio into the mainstream of American life, and the second of Bill Belichick's systematic climb to the top of his profession, in no small part because of a family work ethic forged in those same steel mills.
By exploring how Belichick arrived where he is, Halberstam reveals the strategies and ideals that have helped Belichick create his winning legacy and set a new standard for what a coach should be.
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By N Schneider on 09-11-17
IT STARTED WITH FACING THE PETER PRINCIPLE!
This book explains how Military dad and son William never did what kills so many dreams: both excelled and were quite content w the jobs they had, dad at Navy, Bill at the old Baltimore Colts.
Far exceeded my expectations: factual without being "psychological". Strategic, strong, patient, prudent, practical, just, loyal - all these quiet elements of the education of the coach who trains on my NEW [JERSEY] Jets año y año etc! /schneider/