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Coach to Coach : An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader

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Learn the secrets for becoming the inspirational coach everyone is waiting for


Think about the coaches you've had throughout your life. Most likely, some were good, others not so good. Maybe one or two were great. One thing is undeniable: Coaches can influence your life in ways that can be negative or positive. A coach can either build you up or tear you down. The world needs better coaches in all walks of life-if you're a parent, a teacher, a co-worker, or a leader, you are also a coach. Which kind of coach do you want to be? Coach to Coach helps you answer this question and shares the secrets to bringing out the best in a person, both on and off the field.


For more than twenty years, author Martin Rooney hascoached professional sport stars, Olympic champions, and business leaders to high levels of performance, analyzing thousands of real-life examples of what works and what doesn't. Reading like a simple parable, this engaging book gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for becoming a better coach for your teams, in your business, and in your personal life. Packed with valuable insights and expert advice, this appealing book helps you:





Learn how to be a great leader by being a great coach

Create positive lives for your children and the people you work with

Inspire and motivate the people around you

Turn your natural skills and talents into your own unique coaching style

Use proven, time-tested coaching strategies to get results



Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader is an ideal book for coaches, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, and anyone wanting to bring out the best in those around them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 222 x 19mm | 326g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119662192
  • 9781119662198
  • 207,810

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PRAISE FOR COACH to COACH

For great performances in your profession and family. . . study this book!
--Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, 3-time U.S. Olympic Team Coach, 15 NCAA Team Titles, University of Iowa Wrestling

Some books you read for entertainment. Some you read for enlightenment. Coach to Coach will give you both.
--Coach Lou Holtz, 1998 NCAA National Champions, Notre Dame Football, Only coach to lead 6 different college programs to bowl games

Coach to Coach is about human development through sport. Martin Rooney gets it EXACTLY right: elite coaching is about relationships, character development and accountability.
--Anson Dorrance, 22 NCAA Championships, University of North Carolina Women's Soccer, 7-time NCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year

In today's sports and business world, there's never been a more important time to have responsible and ethical people serving as coaches. Coach to Coach offers you practical and user-friendly tips on how to be THAT coach for someone else.
--Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist in Gymnastics, Winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars

Coach to Coach is an important reminder of the power of a coach. If you want to help more people and make a positive impact on the lives of others, read this book!
--Jon Gordon, Bestselling Author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, and Training Camp

Coaching is much more than teaching someone how to play a sport. Coach to Coach is your guidebook on how to inspire someone to live out the story of their dreams.
--Rudy Ruettiger, the inspiration for the Blockbuster Film, RUDY
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Back cover copy

Coaching isn't something you do TO someone. Coaching is something you do WITH someone.

Great coaches don't light fires UNDER people. They light fires INSIDE of them.

And great coaches aren't BORN. . . they're MADE!

Coach to Coach follows the story of Brian Knight, a young man experiencing the challenges both on and off the field that come with coaching sports. He's spent the last decade striving to land his dream job, only to realize he may no longer have the skills or drive necessary to reach the top. After a devastating loss and deteriorating relationships with his players and family, Brian's life seems to be unravelling--until he encounters a mysterious old coach who seems to have some important answers to his problems.

Whether you are a sports coach, teacher, parent, spouse, co-worker, manager or boss, the invaluable lessons in Coach to Coach are designed to help you recognize your importance as a coach. Written in the style of a simple parable, this engaging book gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for bringing out the best in yourself and others.

Based on his two decades of coaching high school, college, and professional sports teams, Martin Rooney uses his gift of storytelling to reveal the coaching mindset necessary to be the inspirational leader you've always dreamed of becoming.

Packed with motivational stories, Coach to Coach is a heartwarming tale that will empower you to fulfill your one true job as a coach: To take people where they want to go.
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Table of contents

Foreword xv


Introduction xvii


1 The Tunnel 1


2 The Grind 7


3 The Showup Showdown 13


4 Cup of Coffee 19


5 Enthusiasm 29


6 Ultimatum 35


7 The Right Target 41


8 Eating Crow 49


9 The Real Definition 55


10 The Golden Rule 71


11 A Turning Point 89


12 The Two Abilities 97


13 Pointing Fingers 111


14 The Secret Move 121


15 The Holy Grail 137


16 Do the Work 153


17 Game Day 163


18 Bag of Peanuts 175


Acknowledgments 183


About the Author 187
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Review Text

"For great performances in your profession and family. . . study this book!"

Dan Gable

Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, 3-time U.S. Olympic Team Coach

15 NCAA Team Titles as Head Coach of University of Iowa Wrestling

355-21-5 lifetime coaching record


"Coach to Coach tackles the challenges and joys that come from a life of coaching. Use these simple coaching strategies and you will have no choice but to help more people."

Phillip Fulmer

Head Coach 1998 BCS National Football Champion University of Tennessee

College Football Hall of Fame


"Coach to Coach is an important reminder of the power of a coach. If you want to help more people and make a positive impact on the lives of others, read this book!"

Jon Gordon

Best-selling author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, and Training Camp


"Some books you read for entertainment. Some you read for enlightenment. Coach to Coach will give you both."

Coach Lou Holtz

1998 NCAA Football Champions at Notre Dame

Only coach to lead six different college programs to bowl games

College Football Hall of Fame


"Finding the right coach at the right time had an incredible impact on my life. In today's sports and business world, there has never been a more important time to have responsible and ethical people in place serving as coaches. Coach to Coach offers you practical and user-friendly tips on how best to be THAT coach for someone else."

Shawn Johnson

Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist in Gymnastics

Winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars


"Coaching is so much more than teaching someone how to play a sport. Coaching is about teaching them how to become great at life. What they learn on the field is what they do off the field. Coach from the heart with an open mind and find value in every player. . . form a synergy and watch the magic happen. Coach to Coach is your guidebook on how to help inspire someone to live out the story of their dreams."

Rudy Ruettiger

The inspiration for the blockbuster film Rudy


"Coach to Coach is a great reminder of the simple coaching principles that produce results. Whether you are working with athletes on the deck at the Olympic Games or teaching young group swimmers foundational mechanics, coaches, mentors, and teachers need to practice the ideas in this book in order to offer our best coaching to the young people we are blessed to get to coach."

David Marsh

12 NCAA Titles as Head Coach of Auburn University Swimming

2016 USA Olympic Team Women's Swimming Head Coach

Coach of 54 Olympians from 21 different countries


"Coach to Coach is a much-needed guide that will teach you how to inspire others. Martin trained me to be my best at the NFL Combine and has now made his coaching strategies into a simple philosophy for anyone. This captivating sport story will teach you how to be a better coach no matter who it is you lead."

Chris Long

2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

2-time Super Bowl Champion


"Coach to Coach is a must read for anyone interested in being the best version of themselves as a coach, teacher, spouse or parent. Martin Rooney combines wonderful teaching points with an engaging story. I have read many books on leadership and feel Coach to Coach will be a classic for coaches from youth sports all the way up to the professional level."

Mark Krikorian

Head Coach Florida State Women's Soccer

2014 and 2018 NCAA National Champions


"Martin Rooney jukes right and then breaks left with Coach to Coach, and he scores again! As a coach, you are better after reading it. That's really all there is to it. This should be mandatory reading for all coaches at every level to learn to connect and contribute. Thank you for making me better, Martin."

Gunnar Peterson

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Lakers


"Coaching is about doing everything in your power to bring out the best in someone else. Even the greatest coaches in the world need guidance at certain points in their careers. In his book Coach to Coach, Martin Rooney offers that guidance in a powerful story. With so many great relatable lessons in every chapter, this little book will help you be that coach your athletes will always remember for the right reasons."

Liane Blyn

Head of Sports Performance, Arizona State University

Multiple-time World Champion and World Record Holder in Powerlifting


"After 33 years of coaching, I have learned there is a lot more than the X's and O's of the game. It is also about who those X's and O's are and how you can grow them as both players and people. Having watched Martin coach for years, I know he always did both. Coach to Coach is a valuable resource that should be on every coach's bookshelf."

Greg Toal

Head Coach of 2009 and 2011 U.S. High School National Champion Don Bosco Football

Lifetime 305-55-2 coaching record


"To be a successful coach you must be likable, believable, and an example for all on your team. In each of these elements, as a coach and a leader, Martin Rooney has set the standard. If you enjoy inspiring stories with memorable characters that teach you simple wisdom, this book is for you. I highly recommend this book for anyone who considers him or herself a coach."

Jeffrey Gitomer

Best-selling author of YES Attitude and The Little Red Book of Selling


"There's more to coaching than the strategic, technical, and tactical aspects of a certain situation. Coaching also includes mentorship, leadership, and character development. A great coach instills the intangibles of discipline, resiliency, and fortitude to challenge individuals to be better than the day before. Coach to Coach can help you to make that connection."

Joe Kenn

Carolina Panthers Head Strength Coach

2015 NFL Strength Coach of the Year


"As a fighter, you rely heavily on your coaches for support and direction. Martin was always my coach who was able to help me by saying the right thing at the right time. Using the story in Coach to Coach, he masterfully teaches you how to better connect and communicate to help someone fight their next battle."

Jim Miller

First fighter to reach 30 fights in UFC history

Most career fights in the Octagon in UFC history


"Coach to Coach provides an easily relatable view into the frustrating but equally exhilarating profession of coaching. This is a book I would recommend to anyone looking to improve as a coach regardless of sport."

Tony Veney

Head Coach Track and Field and Cross Country, Ventura College

2017 USATF Coach/Educator of the Year


"For every coach who spends all their time investing in others, but feels like no one has time to invest in them, Martin Rooney hears you and Coach to Coach is lesson one."

Nick Winkelman, PhD

Head of Athletic Performance & Science for Irish Rugby Football Union


"Coach to Coach was my reminder of why I wanted to coach. Every athlete will leave sport someday and need skills for real life. This book inspires coaches to be positive role models and do our job to instill these skills. Read this book and you will help more people succeed."

Shauna Rohbock

Olympic Silver Medalist in Bobsled

USA National Bobsled Team Assistant Coach

Presidential Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition


"Coach to Coach is about human development through sport. Martin Rooney gets it EXACTLY right in very clear ways: elite coaching is relationships, character development and accountability."

Anson Dorrance

22 NCAA Championships, University of North Carolina Women's Soccer

1991 U.S. Women's Soccer World Cup Champions

7-time NCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year and 1987 NCAA Men's Coach of the Year

U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame
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About Martin Rooney

MARTIN ROONEY is on a mission to make better coaches. He is a former U.S. bobsledder, Division I track athlete, and creator of Training for Warriors. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Prudential; coached the N.Y. Giants and N.Y. Jets; and instructed military organizations such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs. Having trained NFL, UFC, MLB, NBA, and Olympic athletes, Martin learned the most from coaching middle and high school teams.
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