By Gary Blair,Rusty Burson

“It’s nonetheless tough to explain the scene after the ultimate buzzer sounded, as the second used to be in order that damned surreal,” writes head trainer Gary Blair following the realization of the identify video game of the 2011 NCAA department I women’s basketball match. “So many stuff occurred that i'm going to always remember . . . kissing my spouse at the ground of Conseco Fieldhouse . . . taking a look towards the stands, the place my grandson was once . . . flashbulbs popping because the Aggie Band performed triumphantly . . . our avid gamers and coaches wildly celebrating the largest win in women’s basketball historical past at Texas A&M . . . tears streaming down the faces of former avid gamers . . . I take note pondering that i wanted i'll someway cease time.”

This reminiscence and numerous others shape the best treasure of trainer Blair’s existence, as he makes transparent during this attractive, inspiring memoir, written with veteran activities journalist and writer Rusty Burson. certainly, as Blair says, “What I cherish the main are the thoughts of those avid gamers and coaches.” past the trophies, past the extraordinary won-lost checklist compiled over greater than 4 many years of training, past even the ungrudging expert appreciate he has accomplished between his friends in a fiercely aggressive profession, Gary Blair values the photographs, moments, and stories gathered in the course of a existence spent doing what he loves such a lot: training and mentoring younger women at the basketball court.

In A training Life, trainer Blair bargains readers a “freeze-frame” view of a storied occupation. He serves up quite a lot of of his favourite thoughts with wit, grace, and humility. within the approach, he invitations readers to mirror on life’s wins and losses and, most significantly, what either need to train us.

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