Don Bolden covers Coach’s book in an article for the Burlington Times-News entitled Life as a Coach is More Than Coaching. Here’s an excerpt:
It is a unique book in that the first part is an autobiography filled with seemingly endless accounts of his life as a Baptist preacher’s kid, as a fun-loving rebellious teenager, as a pretty good high school athlete and as a highly successful college tennis coach.
The stories are priceless. Consider the story of the little preacher’s kid who pilfered 50 cents from the collection plate and got caught by his dad.
And the one of the harried teenaged soda jerk in a Robbins drug store who once told a legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach, impatient for service, to wait. He made that profanity-laced suggestion with his head still in the ice cream counter. When he looked up and saw who was there, he quietly made his way to the street.
Read the entire review here.