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I covered LeBron's basketball career for the Akron Beacon Journal from 6th grade to his rise into the NBA. This was the first biography written about LeBron. In 2005, the book was selected by the American Library Association as one of the year's best books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.
This book is about my season as the varsity running backs coach at one of the most successful high school football programs in the country- Massillon (OH) Washington High School. The book chronicles our run to the state championship game and includes behind-the-scenes stories from the 2019 season.
Jim Tressel was the former head football coach at my alma mater Youngstown State University. He later became the head coach at Ohio State where he won a national championship. He is now the president of YoungsI have been friends with him for over 30 years and the lessons he taught me and others are shared in this book.
During my years as a sportswriter, I covered all levels of sports- high school, college, and professional. The most satisfying stories were those I wrote about high school student-athletes. This book is a compilation of award-winning stories I wrote about extraordinary student-athletes, including LeBron James.
While LeBron was with Cleveland (the first time), he needed help trying to win an NBA title. The Cavaliers went out and signed Shaquille O'Neal to the roster. This book details Cleveland's 2010 NBA season, as LeBron, Shaq, Mo Williams, Delonte West, and the rest of the Cavaliers, battled for a championship season.