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Ivan Maisel's Top Book Recommendations

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The Making of a Head Coach

From the legendary Oklahoma coach, a candid and inspiring memoir.When Bob Stoops took over as football coach in 1999, the Oklahoma Sooners were in disarray with back-to-back losing seasons. But in just two years' time, Stoops achieved the seemingly impossible: winning a national championship and returning the struggling Sooners to their powerhouse status, churning out NFL talent, Heisman Trophy winners and conference championships, bowl wins and national title runs on a regular basis.During his 18 seasons at OU, his record was a remarkable 190-48. At only age 56, at the peak of his... more
Recommended by Fran Fraschilla, Ivan Maisel, and 2 others.

Fran FraschillaCoaches: Great book on winning culture. Only time I’ve I met Bob Stoops was a Friday at OU Golf Grill before huge game with Texas A&M. Couldn’t believe he wasn’t watching tape or how relaxed he was eating his hamburger. He knew his preparation was done. They won 77-0 next day. (Source)

Ivan MaiselThis book is Bob Stoops: straightforward, honest, without airs. You’ll enjoy spending time with him. (Source)

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