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              Coach: The Life and Times of US Hall of Fame Coach Emil Nasser

              Coach: The Life and Times of US Hall of Fame Coach Emil Nasser (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Von Qualen, Marilyn; By Knowles, Gerald Milton

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              Synopsis- COACH-The Life And Times of US Hall of Fame Football Coach Emil Nasser, It is becoming increasingly apparent that the scandalous behavior of football elites at all levels are causing cynicism and inciting similar misconduct on the part of young athletes who idolize them.... The recent domestic violence by NFL players, college violations indicative of an Heisman Trophy forfeiture, and the frequent publicized escapades of high school players stand as poignant examples of the failure of key football role models to forge respect and sportsmanlike ideals among our young. Coach cites the passion, integrity and courage that a coach can imbue in his players who proclaimed, Your words echo into eternity. You did it all for us. We will never forget you. During his illustrious career Emil Nasser mentored an endless list of individuals including US Marine Corps Captain J.R. Vargas, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and Ron McCarthy, the Father of SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics). Both men are classic examples of the Winslow youth who cite Coach Emil Nasser as the greatest influence on their lives. Born in Napoleonville, La. and reared within the rich, exacting traditions of his country, Nasser was immersed along with his parents and five sisters in a Lebanese-American culture exemplifying respect, honesty, compassion and a litany of other expectations aimed at the formation of character, incubated in the small Arizona mining town of Miami. Nasser became a Lumberjack footballer at Flagstaff, Arizona. And played both ways for entire games, earning a reputation as an awesome tackle. He also boxed, threw the discus, played basketball and was active and popular in clubs and student government. During World War II Nasser survived 60 roundtrip flights over the Hump from India to China. He excelled in mechanical training exemplified by his heroic rescue of fifteen B-24 bombers from a fire and explosion. Nasser received air medals and presidential citations for his valo
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              ISBN 9780692365717
              Released NZ 18 Jan 2015
              Publisher O'Mara Generations
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