Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football

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Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football

Format:  Hardcover,

276 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9781439195970

ISBN-10: 1439195978

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Coach Bobby Bowden is an icon of college football who ran his legendary, top-ranking program with a trademark southern charm. With his recent retirement, Bowden is ready to give fans and readers the behind-the-scenes story of his 55-year career and the path that helped him become one of college football's most successful coaches and patriarch of the sport's most famous coaching family.
In this book, Bowden will reveal never-before-published details of the moments and events that have defined his life, including:
* The tragic death of his grandson and son-in-law in a 2004 automobile accident.
* The details of his retirement as FSU's coach at the end of the 2009 season.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9781439195970
ISBN-10: 1439195978
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 276
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Dungy, Tony

Former professional football player and National Football League coach Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy was born in Jackson, Michigan on October 6, 1955. While a high school basketball and football player, he was featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of a 1970 Sports Illustrated issue. Dungy worked for a number of NFL teams before being hired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. Following his successes there, he held the head coach position for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, becoming in 2007 the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl.

Dungy was also the youngest assistant coach and coordinator for the NFL and the first head coach to defeat every team. He is one of the few individuals to have won a Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach. Dungy has written several bestselling books, including the memoir "Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life" and the picture book "You Can Do It". He has been involved in a number of charities, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad.

He also assists Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, Dungy was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and in 2009 President Barack Obama asked him to join the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Chapter outline

Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. x
Holding the Ropep. 1
I Will Serve Youp. 11
Mother Henp. 29
Finding Directionp. 41
Staying the Coursep. 57
Testedp. 77
Thin Icep. 91
Proving Groundp. 103
No Place Like Homep. 119
Where Is Pablo?p. 139
Wide Rightp. 151
Unseen Eyesp. 169
Second Chancesp. 195
Transfusionp. 207
Wire to Wirep. 219
Fervent Prayersp. 243
The Final Seasonp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 271

Book description

Coach Bobby Bowden is an icon of college football who ran his legendary, top-ranking program with a trademark southern charm. With his recent retirement, Bowden is ready to give fans and readers the behind-the-scenes story of his 55-year career and the path that helped him become one of college football's most successful coaches and patriarch of the sport's most famous coaching family.

In this book, Bowden will reveal never-before-published details of the moments and events that have defined his life, including:

* The tragic death of his grandson and son-in-law in a 2004 automobile accident.

* The details of his retirement as FSU's coach at the end of the 2009 season.

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