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Sports and Writing
The Athlete’s Workbook: A Season of Sport and Reflection by Richard Kent
Social Commentary and Sports
Black Men Can’t Shoot by Scott Brooks
“Culture of Coach Worship Must End” by Ian O’Connor
“Not my Coach, Not my Town, Not Anymore” by Wayne Drehs
Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice by Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan
Sport in Contemporary Society (9th ed.) by D. Stanley Eitzen
Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies by Jay Coakley
Sports Talk by Lisa Beckelhimer
“Wait of the World” by Howard Bryant
Articles/Books about Teacher-Coaches
Brown, A. (2012). Gender integration of a core content area teacher/athletic coach in the rural southeastern United States. Sport, Education and Society, 17(5), 627-646.
Brown, A., & Sieben, N. (2013). The elephant in the classroom: Examining the influence of athletic coaching on secondary preservice teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly, 40(3), 107-122.
Mather, V. (2012, March 22). U.S. coach is going from sonnets to scrums. The New York Times, p. B14.
Reflections from the Field: How Coaching Made us Better Teachers by Eric J. DeMeulenaere and Colette Cann
What a Coach can Teach a Teacher by Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade
Resources for Teacher-Coaches
Nonfiction Titles for Teachers/Coaches
An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir by Robert Lipsyte
Glory Road by Don Haskins and Dan Wetzel
Heaven is a Playground by Rick Telander
How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer by Buster Olney
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Remember This Titan: The Bill Yoast Story by Bill Yoast and Steve Sullivan
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry
The Best American Sports Writing 2010 by Peter Gammons
The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White by Doug Merlino
They Call me Coach by John Wooden and Jack Tobin
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden and Steve Jamison