One Small Town, One Crazy Coach

One Small Town, One Crazy Coach

The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season

eBook - 20132013
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In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town feats in Indiana basketball history. With no starters taller than 5'10", few wins were predicted for the Spuds. Yet, after inflicting brutal preseason conditioning, employing a variety of unconventional motivational tactics, and overcoming fierce opposition, Gill molded the Spuds into a winning team that brought home the town's first and only sectional and regional titles. Relying on narrative strategies of creative nonfiction rather than strict historical rendering, Mike Roos brings to life a colorful and varied cast of characters and provides a compelling account of their struggles, wide-ranging emotions, and triumphs throughout the season.

Publisher: Quarry Books. an imprint of Indiana University Press Bloomington 20132013
ISBN: 9780253010353
0253010357
0253010284
9780253010285
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 302 pages :) illustrations
Additional Contributors: Project Muse

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