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The Thursday Speeches: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Football from Coach Don James Paperback – Nov 26 2014

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Tormey; 1 edition (Nov. 23 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692328351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692328354
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 395 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #656,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Pete Has Nailed' Essence of Coach James' Speeches All of you who may be intrigued by The Thursday Speeches, having heard 18 years worth of those from Coach James as an assistant at two different universities (at least 200 speeches with bowl games), I can honestly attest to the fact that Pete has nailed these in this book. I appreciate the many great principles and life lessons that he shares from those "Thursday Speeches." I speak to many businesses and organizations around the country about "Winning, Losing and Lessons Learned," and the meat and potatoes comes from all those years of learning from Coach James! - Skip Hall, former head football coach at Boise State University, assistant head coach at University of Washington and University of Missouri, and assistant coach at Colorado and Kent State. 'This Book Is So Don James . . . a Great Coach and Teacher Until His Last Breath' This book is so Don James. He was a great coach and teacher until his last breath and passed his legacy on to every coach and player he touched. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence are here on these pages and continue to inspire those who had the good fortune to work with him, coach with him, play under him, or just be lucky enough to be a fan in his stands on game day. Thank you, Don, we love you! - Rick Redman, Seattle, former Husky All-American linebacker. Joe Steele: Book Reveals Secrets of 'The Master' "Husky football fans will want to read Peter Tormey's book for the behind-the-scenes thinking that went into development of the program from the mid-1970s, to the '80s and early '90s. The Thursday Speeches reveals the 'secret sauce' that DJ used to resuscitate the program and power the Huskies to the National Championship. Aspiring coaches at all levels should read the book to learn from 'The Master' about leadership, commitment to success, organization, teamwork, player discipline, and how to get the most from players' talent." - Joe Steele, former Husky record-breaking tailback.

About the Author

Peter Tormey is a writer, editor, and educator who holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. A former journalist for United Press International, he has won numerous awards for his news and feature stories. Peter's doctoral dissertation examined the language and leadership of former University of Washington football Coach Don James. Peter played football for Coach James for four years at Washington, and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature. A first-generation Irish-American, Peter directs the Gonzaga University News Service, which he started more than 20 years ago. Peter is an avid cyclist and loves to fish the lakes, rivers, and streams of the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife live in Spokane with their two daughters, a son, and a dog.

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