Title by Matt Kramer & Randy Montgomery

  • by Matt Kramer & Randy Montgomery

    In a sea of leadership and coaching books that are written by coaches in professional and collegiate sports, A Coaching Life offers the perspective of two high school coaches writing specifically for the millions of people out there leading youth and high school programs today.

    Just as they did in their first book, The Best-Laid Plans of a High School Basketball CEO, Randy Montgomery, a newly retired, 600-win, Ohio Hall-of-Fame coach, and Matt Kramer, a 200-win coach who has recently developed 6 high-level Division 1 college basketball players, present an array of tried and true leadership and coaching ideas throughout the course of the text.

    However, the aspect of A Coaching Life that makes it a compelling read for a wider audience is the stories woven into the fabric of those shared leadership ideas, showing how sometimes they lead to sell-out crowds, euphoric championship celebrations, and the coach receiving the key to the city; other times, candidly admitting that those same ideas ended in empty bleachers, sleepless nights, and the athletic director collecting the coach’s keys to the gym. In both cases, and every case in between, A Coaching Life offers an authentic narrative that will reveal the true value of a career in leading young people.