Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life is a non-fiction sports book by Mike Leach, Bruce Feldman, Peter Berg (Afterword) and Michael Lewis (Foreword). Released July 19th 2011 by Diversion Publishing Corp., this 272 pages book is available in ebook and Hardcover version start from $9.99.
Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life Summary
SWING YOUR SWORD is the first ever book by one of the most fascinating and successful coaches in sports today. A maverick who took an unlikely path to coaching through law school, Mike Leach talks about his unorthodox approach to coaching and the choices that have brought him success throughout his career. A lover of the game who started creating formations and drawing his own plays as a kid, Leach took his Texas Tech Red Raiders to numerous bowl games, achieving the #2 slot in national rankings and being voted 2008 Coach of the Year before being unceremoniously fired at the end of the 2009 season. The scandalous nature of his dismissal created a media frenzy and began a personal battle between Leach and his accusers that remains unresolved.
Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life Review and Recommendation
This is the story of Leach’s firing, but that occurs later in the book. It is an interesting travel thru the mind of an intelligent, though admittedly quirky football coach whose thinking is quite different from most coaches. His firing was a mark of shames on my alma mater and typical, I am afraid, of a lot of political intrigues that are happening now.
Highly recommended for Football lover.