Synopses & Reviews
Gerry Faust won more hearts than games. He came to Notre Dame as the high school coach from Cincinnati's Moeller High School, such a perfect fit for Notre Dame that it seemed almost too good to be true. It was. Faust admits his mistakes, which include the manner in which he put together his first coaching staff, changing Notre Dame's offense, even feeling sorry for himself. He explains how he could beat Southern Cal, but not Air Force and Purdue. An optimist to the end, Faust took on, if anything, an even greater challenge when he left Notre Dame. He became coach at the University of Akron, a program where, unlike at Notre Dame, not everyone wanted him to succeed.
The honest story of one of Notre Dame’s most devoted—and flawed—coaches, in his own words.
About the Author
Gerry Faust compiled a 174-17-2 record at Cincinnati's Moeller High School before succeeding Dan Devine to become Notre Dame's 24th head football coach in 1981. He compiled a 30-26-1 record in the five years before the hiring of Lou Holtz. Faust later coached at the University of Akron before retiring in 1994.