Game On All the Time: Growing Up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach: L. R. Nelson by Dan NelsonGame On All the Time: Growing Up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach: L. R. Nelson by Dan Nelson

Game On All the Time: Growing Up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach: L. R. Nelson

byDan Nelson

Paperback | February 10, 2017

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Game On All the Time: Growing up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach describes how football is king in South Mississippi where the author grew up. L.R. Nelson was an exemplary father and the football coach in the country community of Agricola, Mississippi. His oldest son Dan seeks to convey the excitement and humor of hanging out in the locker room as a kid while watching his Father coach and influence many who went on to greater accomplishments either on or off the sports field.

Game On All the Time features homespun stories about characters in the small farming community, coupled with football rivalries and games. These are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and help you identify with some character or story.

The emotionally charged environment of high school football is seen as an integral part of community cohesiveness in the South. His father's powerful influence and the character building values learned from him are essential parts of the book.

Although the book chronicles his father's life and coaching career in a concise manner, the heart of the book is found in the humorous stories, and characters described in the chapter: "Master Motivator and Interesting Stories." In these stories you find highlights of his father's coaching career, plus other infamous individuals and stories from the place where Nelson grew up.

Game On All the Time shows how a father can fuel a competitive spirit in his sons while at the same time instill values through his involvement in their lives. You are bound to like Game on All the Time and want to share it with a friend. It will appeal to all sports fans as well as parents desiring to have a positive impact in their children's lives. Anyone wanting to be uplifted and enjoy a good laugh will also enjoy this book that lets you experience hometown Americana.

Dan Nelson has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Camarillo, California, in the greater Los Angeles area for the last 33 years. He has also served as pastor of First Baptist Church Burney, California, and Seminary Baptist Church of Hintonville, Mississippi. Dan has served in the Northwest Baptist Convention for two years as As...
Title:Game On All the Time: Growing Up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach: L. R. NelsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:February 10, 2017Publisher:Faithful Life PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1630731714

ISBN - 13:9781630731717


Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book? 1. Background: How My Father Grew Up and Became a Coach 2. Early Assistant Coaching Days 3. The Glory Days of Agricola and East Central 4. Master Motivator and Other Interesting Stories Locker Room Talks and Other Football Stuff Unforgettable Agricola Characters School and Scout Stories Family Stuff and Other Interests 5. Courageous Character and Values Taught 6 Easing Out But Not Easing Up 7. A Powerful Influence 8. Appendices Picture Captions About the Author

Editorial Reviews

I would first like to say That I consider it an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to express my feelings and share some memories about a man who meant so much to me as a young high school football player and student at Agricola High School. L.R. Nelson came to Agricola High School as a history teacher and head football coach when I was in the ninth grade. Coach Nelson taught me American History and I remember him being a very strict disciplinarian. He made American History interesting and very real to his students by teaching us about the greatness of the United States of America. He was a veteran who had served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Coach Nelson was my football coach all four years at Agricola High School. He told us that he believed that the game of football was like life—sometimes you fall down or get knocked down, but you have to pick yourself up and start all over. During football practice, Coach Nelson was a very close observer of everything that took place on the field. He would not hesitate to correct our mistakes as he saw fit. His philosophy was: Know the plays, be physically fit, play smart and follow the rules of the game. He taught us that football is a team sport and that every player had a part. Eleven players executing together, knowing their plays, physically in shape, playing smart and following the rules of the game will win football games and it did! As I think back on those high school years, I realize how blessed we as students and football players were to have someone like Coach Nelson in our lives, who meant so much and really cared for each of us. A friend for life and a world of memories to never be forgotten. — Jimmy Vise, former student and player at Agricola High School 1958-1962