Every Day Should Be Saturday recently delivered the definitive treatise on the phenomenon of the Coach Book.
Gene Chizik’s just missed the cut.
Chizik, who’s habit last fall was to (rightly) describe Auburn’s nail biting wins as “a God thing,” is taking his version of the Tiger’s national championship season to leading Christian publisher Tyndale House, the folks behind the Left Behind series.
All In: What It Takes to Be the Best, is set for a July 5 release. Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist David Thomas is the book’s “With Man” — a sort of literary Gus Malzahn, you might say — and Chizik’s former boss, Mack Brown, will write the foreword.
According to Tyndale’s press release, the book is “filled with never-before-told stories from Chizik’s controversial coaching career — from his highly contentious departure from Iowa State and his heavily criticized appointment at Auburn, to his historic 2010 championship run, and all of the extraordinary twists and turns along the way. Coach Chizik opens up about the pivotal role his faith has played in his life and career and shares his time-tested secrets to success, both on and off the field.”
The book will retail for $24.99.
“I want to thank Tyndale House Publishing for giving me a chance to tell my story, which I hope will be a source of inspiration and encouragement to others,” Chizik said in the release.
Photo via War Eagle Extra.
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I’m stoked about the book, but kinda bummed that he’s not sporting that bada#s black leather jacket on the cover!! Maybe that was saved for the shot inside the dust cover?!?
I am glad for Coach Chizik, and I am sure it will be an interesting book, but “all the twists and turns” since he was hired at Iowa St? Wasn’t that like 5 years ago? I guess you need strike while the iron is hot.