Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach

Undertaker s Son Life Lessons from a Coach Head basketball coach of Notre Dame at age a position he held for than two decades with a percent graduation rate an attention getting figure in President George H W Bush s anti drug program

  • Title: Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach
  • Author: Richard "Digger" Phelps
  • ISBN: 9781599212098
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Head basketball coach of Notre Dame at age 29, a position he held for than two decades with a 100 percent graduation rate, an attention getting figure in President George H W Bush s anti drug program, part time ambassador, a nationally adored ESPN commentator, and a possible Presidential candidate, Richard Digger Phelps has done it all Undertaker s Son is an eminHead basketball coach of Notre Dame at age 29, a position he held for than two decades with a 100 percent graduation rate, an attention getting figure in President George H W Bush s anti drug program, part time ambassador, a nationally adored ESPN commentator, and a possible Presidential candidate, Richard Digger Phelps has done it all Undertaker s Son is an eminently readable, inspirational, account of how he rose from an unmotivated student in small town Beacon, New York, to a nationally known figure who attracts attention wherever he goes One lesson Do it today, for tomorrow might not come a hard lesson he learned while apprenticing at his father s funeral home In Undertaker s Son, the irrepressible Phelps gives advice that really matters, whether it s how to get getting ahead in business, make the right decision, or plan for the future Here also is Phelps s plan for a better America in these contentious times Brutally honest, inspirational and often humorous, Phelps s message will appeal to anyone seeking an edge in business or life.This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a turnaround story.

    One thought on “Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach”

    1. Had I not attended ND for law school (and my version not been autographed by Digger), I'd give this a one star. This book is just too cheesey. It was fun to read about references to Corby's (good ND bar), Parisi's (good italian restaurant closed to ND stadium) and his ex-wife (my legal writing prof.). But this book was a not-so-entertaining-or-insightful mix of warm stories and self-deprecating stories from his past, politics and life lessons. With that said, Digger has led a much more interesti [...]

    2. Maybe this one wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't just finished some really good basketball books. Digger seems to try and be humble but couldn't quite pull it off. He really likes himself a lot.

    3. Got tired of this book really fast. About half way through, the basketball talk stops and the subsequent topics became boring. Author was rather stuck on himself.

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