The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam Paperback Book


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Author: David Halberstam

Narrator: Eric Conger

Format: Abridged-CD

Publisher: Time Warner Audiobooks

Published: Nov 2005

Genre: Sports & Recreation - Coaching - Football

Retail Price: $14.98

Discs: 3


The statistics--including the Super Bowl victories of the New England Patriots in 2001, 2003, and 2004--will support the claim made by his fans that Bill Belichick is either the best or one of the best coaches in the NFL. Belichick's 30-year career as head coach or assistant coach (working with the legendary Bill Parcells) puts him at the top of the NFL, though his career has not been without controversy and disappointment, as the years with the Cleveland Browns attest. In THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam brings a fan's enthusiasm to his incisive search for the man behind the statistics, as he asks: What makes Bill Belichick run? Halberstam reveals the coach to be an intelligent, literate man (educated at Andover and Wesleyan), as well as an innovative, articulate team-builder who shuns celebrity in a high-profile job. As in his previous forays into sports journalism, including THE SUMMER OF '49 and THE TEAMMATES, Halberstam's love of sport combined with his expository skills capture the heart behind the game.

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