A Teen's Game Plan For Life

by Lou Holtz, Sorin Books


The man who was head coach of the Fighting Irish from 1986 to 1996 brings his wit and wisdom to a book directed to teens; a book he modestly introduces as a small attempt to help young adults “understand what is important.” Examples from football, featuring both Notre Dame and University of South Carolina players, run through the book. In a section on “getting rid of excuses,” one player in particular is highlighted: “Now the young man guilty of roughing the punter,” Holtz writes, “happened to be my wife’s son.”

While designed for teens, the classic Holtz anecdotes make this book appealing to all who appreciate the whimsical wisdom of the grass-chewing coach.