Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life by Mike LeachSwing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life by Mike Leach

Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life

byMike Leach, Bruce FeldmanForeword byMichael Lewis

Paperback | July 7, 2011

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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.
Mike Leach: In 2000, Mike Leach took over a Texas Tech program that had one of the worst graduation rates in all of major college football. Almost a decade later, as Leach has guided Tech to unprecedented on-field success, he has also led a program that now has the highest graduation rate of any public university in the Top 25. In 2008...
Title:Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 7, 2011Publisher:Diversion BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938120124

ISBN - 13:9781938120121

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Editorial Reviews

Mike Leach is a great leader and an amazing motivator of men. And he got screwed. He's got fantastic ingenuity, not only on the football field, but what he did with Texas Tech. The guy was on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine as the head coach of Texas Tech. Think about how unusual that is. He is just so smart and really is a great guy, and a great coach.