Hard Work: A Life on and Off the Court
Now in paperback, updated with an afterword and new photos.
One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. In Hard WorkŁ he tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood through a coaching career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. With his new afterword, Williams takes us past the two NCAA championship titles to the subsequent 2010 season, its shake-up losses, the unexpected departure of key players, and on to a new season of coaching some of the most dazzling young players in the country—and a surprising ACC championship.
Williams recounts his rough early years; his long tenure as head coach at the University of Kansas; how he recruits, teaches, and motivates his players; how he’s shepherded teams through some of the most nail-biting games at both Kansas and UNC; and how he suffered through one of the roughest seasons of his tenure and came out on the other side to be awarded 2011 ACC Coach of the Year.
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Hard WorkUser Review - marthacline - Overstock.com
This is a well written entertaining book on the life thus far of Roy Williams by the man himself.It was a present to my husband who is an UNC grad. He loved it. Since he read most of it out loud to me I feel like I have read it too. It gets excellent in all ratings. Read full review
HARD WORK: A Life On and Off the CourtUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A Hall of Fame college-basketball coach chronicles his rise from poor son of an alcoholic father to winner of two national championships at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.It's ... Read full review
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