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Stickhorse is a Division I assistant basketball coach's story. The book is about the passion one man has for coaching to the point of selling his soul just to reach the final goal of becoming a head coach.
It's about the trials and conflicts a young man faces while trying to reach his life long goal. Throw in the traditional challenges of every American male:-young women and cold beer on a college campus-and you have a great ride.
Stickhorse is fictional but in every fashion depicts reality. For every man and woman, who ever had a dream and goal, Stickhorse is reality.
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Robert McInnis was raised in Satartia, a small farming community in Yazoo County, Mississippi. He played basketball at Bentonia High School, Holmes Junior College, and Delta State University. He has been head Basketball Coach at Jones Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, since 1999. He served as assistant basketball coach at the University of Southern Mississippi for 17 years. Before going to USM he was head basketball coach at Morton High School in Morton, Mississippi, and assistant basketball coach at then South Natchez High School in Natchez, Mississippi. Robert now lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Gail and son Garrett.
Joe Garvin-"I've had more careers than Little Big Man" Garvin explains after stints in coaching at the high school and college levels in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas; teaching at the high school and college levels; lobbying in the State Capitol and in Washington; and the most recent as a United Methodist pastor. Garvin lives in Mississippi with his wife Patti.Review:
Honestly, my stomach ached as I read and flashed back to many years of the situtations you wrote about. -- Mack McCarthy-ESPN analyst, ex-coach VCU, Auburn, UT Chattanooga
I really enjoyed your book. Your should be proud of "Stickhorse" it was a fun read, but there was substance. -- Charlie Spoonhour-UNLV Basketball Coach-ex-coach St Louis
The depiction of Bobby Dean provides an insider's view of college basketball. -- Greg Lackey-Assistant coach-University of Denver
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