Coach to Coach
An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader
1. Edition April 2020
208 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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.
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
About the Author 187
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."
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!"
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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