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When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the de La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak

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Publisher Comments:

De La Salle High School in Concord, California, is home to perhaps the greatest dynasty in sports history. At age 23, Coach Bob Ladouceur launched a legend, "The Streak," with no teaching or head-coaching experience, and with his teams amassed the highest winning percentage in all of football history with 138 consecutive victories. This book takes readers behind the scenes, closely following individual players, as Ladouceur guides his team through the most daunting schedule in school history, the 2002 season. Numerous interviews with major-league coaches such as Bill Walsh, Steve Mariucci, and John Gruden show the depth of respect accorded to Ladouceur and his methods and philosophies. Written with full cooperation from the coach and including dozens of photographs, this book is perfect for anyone interested in the factors behind phenomenal team success.

Synopsis:

This book takes readers behind the scenes with the La Salle Spartans, closely following individual players as Coach Bob Ladouceur guides his team through the most daunting schedule in school history, the 2002 season.

About the Author

Neil Hayes is a sports columnist for the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, CA. He has twice won national awards for enterprise reporting. He lives in Pleasant Hill, CA, with his wife Charlee and their two children, Nicholas and Riley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583940860
Subtitle:
The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak
Foreword:
Larson, Bob
Photographer:
Larson, Bob
Author:
LaRussa, Tony
Author:
Hayes, Neil
Author:
Larson, Bob
Author:
Russa, Tony La
Publisher:
Frog Books
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Football - General
Edition Description:
Rev
Series Volume:
108-52
Publication Date:
20031030
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.47x6.56x1.49 in. 1.84 lbs.

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When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the de La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak
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