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The story is loosely based on the real life of young man growing up in rural Virginia. Though the boy's father died while he was young, the boy eventually comes to realize that his father was always there for him, offering love and protection. He learns that all the obstacles, disappointments and adversity, as well as good times and successes he experiences, along with the belief system his father instilled in him at an early age makes him the adult he has become. Indeed, he comes to understand that the dominant male figure in any boy's life can mold what type of an adult that boy becomes. In this instance the influence is so powerful, that the man comes to know that he will always be Daddy's Boy.
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Otis A. Etheridge was born May 31, 1954 in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he currently resides. Graduating from Kellam High School, Otis obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Norfolk State University. He completed his Extensive Studies at Old Dominion University and the University of Virginia. Teaching was something Otis knew he wanted to do from an early age, always playing school with his brother and sister. Experienced, has been an educator for over thirty years, teaching Health and Physical Education to his young students. Fifteen years as a high school teacher, four years at the middle school level and eleven years at the elementary level. Not only enjoying teaching but also exploring his passion for coaching, he was the Assistant Coach of the Deep Creek High School Football team and the Deep Creek Varsity Boys/Girls Track team. He also held the position of Head Coach of the Deep Creek Varsity Girls Basketball team for twelve years. Amassing over that twelve year period, a record of 189 Wins and only 51 Losses. Under his direction, the Girls' Varsity Basketball team won five District Championships, won four Tournament Championships, one Eastern Regional Runner-Up Championship and one Eastern Regional Championship. Although he no longer coaches at the high school level, he still indulges in his passion by coaching his son's Pop Warner's football team. Considering it therapeutic, Otis has been writing for over 20 years. It is a way for him to express himself, channel his creativity and use his imagination. Daddy's Boy is his first published novel in 2009, although he has many more left to publish in the near future. He considers his most important accomplishment, being a father to his son, Kenneth. Notable Achievements are: Member of the Chesapeake Education Association, Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association. Four time: Coach of the Year for the Southeastern District and Two time: Coach of the Year for the City of Chesapeake
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Book Description Sito Publishing Co., Inc, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. ***VERY GOOD CONDITION***CLEAN PAGES*** moderate edge wear and light creasing on front cover We specialize in non-fiction books. Follow us on facebook, instagram, and twitter at lotobooks. Seller Inventory # SKU0003162