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Undertaker's son : life lessons from a coach

Author: Richard Phelps; Jack Colwell
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The former head basketball coach of Notre Dame details his rise from an unmotivated student to nationally known sports figure, discussing his apprenticeship in his father's funeral home, his sojourn as Notre Dame coach, and the wisdom he acquired along the way.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Richard Phelps; Richard Phelps; Richard Phelps
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Phelps; Jack Colwell
ISBN: 9781599212098 1599212099
OCLC Number: 126225916
Description: ix, 260 pages : photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: The Coach's Game Plan for Life viii --
Stranger in Our House 1 --
Dad's Undertaking 5 --
Wizard Kicks ND: We Kick His Ass 13 --
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!": That's My Mom 21 --
You Can Go Home Again 29 --
Hail, Caesar 35 --
The Judge Ruled 45 --
My Most Important Game 51 --
Dreaming of Notre Dame 57 --
A Dream Comes True 67 --
Upsetting Experiences 75 --
Recruiting Promises 83 --
Always Have a Backup 89 --
Weeding and Seeding 97 --
Washington Sightseeing: Where Tourists Fear to Tread 105 --
Dan Quayle's Hot Potato(e) 113 --
Racing with Murphy Brown 121 --
Foreign Policy: Is the President Naked Underneath? 131 --
Voting in the Killing Fields 139 --
A Russian I Couldn't Kill 149 --
Bob Knight and Al McGuire: On Court and Off 155 --
Digger as Artist and Van Gogh Freak 165 --
One for the Gipper 171 --
Relax: Stress Is Stressful 179 --
Hesburgh Asks: "What Have You Really Been Doing?" 187 --
Giving Volume to Small Voices 195 --
High Schools: Warehousing, Not Educating 203 --
The 2-Foot Yardstick 211 --
Shut Up and Sit Down on the Bench 221 --
The "Real" Dickie V 227 --
Digger for President: What If He Ran? 233 --
Four Good Friends, Soon to Be Three 241 --
No Decade to Waste: Do It Yesterday 253.
Responsibility: Richard "Digger" Phelps with Jack Colwell.
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