Beyond Winning: The Timeless Wisdom of Great Philosopher Coaches

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In "Beyond Winning", Gary Walton reveals the thoughts and teachings that made six coaches successful in sport. Readers get an intimate look at how each of these philosopher coaches followed a different path in his pursuit of excellence - Vince Lombardi, Woody Hayes, John Wooden, James "Doc" Counsilman, Brutus Hamilton, and Percy Cerutty. Walton devotes a chapter to each of these coaches and focuses on their ability to manage and motivate winning teams. While he notes the coaches' win / loss records and contributions to technical advances in their sports, he stresses their more significant contributions as educators and as role models.

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"Winning three consecutive NFL championships under Lombardi at Green Bay left me feeling we had set a mark for future teams to shoot at. Doc Counsilman's six consecutive NCAA swimming championships and John Wooden's seven consecutive NCAA basketball championships may be marks never again equaled. Think about it. None of these records occurred haphazardly. Beyond Winning shares the philosophy, the principles, the winning minds of these and other great coaches. It's a book you will return to again and again."

Jerry Kramer Coauthor of Distant Replay and former Green Bay Packer

"As a fellow coach, I give Beyond Winning the highest possible endorsement."

Bill Walsh Former Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers

"Gary Walton sets forth athletics as a great learning and testing experience, and coaches as among the best of all teachers. . . . Throughout my life I have often observed, in the words of St. Jerome, that 'athletes as a rule are stronger'—this applies particularly to successful athletes. Gary Walton tells why."

Clark Kerr, President Emeritus University of California, Berkeley

"A primer on what it takes to be a winner on and off the athletic field. Gary Walton has captured the philosophy and motivational techniques of the world's finest coaches."

Don Bowden First American to break a 4-minute mile

About the Author:

Dividing time between athletics and academics is nothing new to Gary Walton—he's been doing it since he was a freshman at the University of California at Berkeley. At that time, he was influenced by the legendary track coach Brutus Hamilton, whose philosophy emphasized athletics as part of personal development.

Dr. Walton continues to live by this philosophy at the University of California at Davis where he is professor and coach. In addition to being the founding dean of the university's School of Management, he is president of The Foundation for Teaching Economics, a professor of economics and management, and an assistant coach for the university's track team. Dr. Walton received his doctorate in economics from the University of Washington and has authored and coauthored eight books in economics and American economic history.

Dr. Walton's duties on the track include coaching middle-distance and distance runners. He is also a devoted runner himself. As for his coaching philosophy, Dr. Walton emphasizes dedication and hard work, preferring that runners achieve their personal best rather than worry about getting their names in the record books.

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