An uplifting leadership book about a coach who helped transform the nation's worst high school hockey team into one of the best. Bacon's strategy is straightforward: set high expectations, make them accountable to each other, and inspire them all to lead their team.
When John U. Bacon played for the Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats, he never scored a goal. Yet somehow, years later he found himself leading his alma mater's downtrodden program. How bad? The team hadn't won a game in over a year, making them the nation's worst squad--a fact they celebrated. With almost everyone expecting more failure, Bacon made it special to play for Huron by making it hard, which inspired the players to excel. Then he defied conventional wisdom again by putting the players in charge of team discipline, goal-setting, and even decision-making - and it worked. In just three seasons the River Rats bypassed 95-percent of the nation's teams.
Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: Mariner Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.06h x 6.30w x 1.10d
Publishers Weekly 09/20/2021
About the Author
JOHN U. BACON's byline has appeared in numerous national publications, including Time, the New York Times, and ESPN Magazine. He has authored seven national bestsellers on sports, business, health, and history. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.