One small town, one crazy coach : the Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana high school basketball season / Mike Roos.

By: Roos, MikeMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Bloomington : Quarry Books. an imprint of Indiana University Press, 2013©2013Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 302 pages :) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253010353; 0253010357Subject(s): School sports -- Indiana -- History | Basketball -- Indiana -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: One Small Town, One Crazy Coach : The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season.DDC classification: 796.32309772 LOC classification: GV885.72.I6 | R66 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Gloomsday; 2 No Irish in Ireland; 3 Neither a Drunkard Nor a Bank Robber; 4 Baptisms; 5 Turkey Run and the White Horse Tavern; 6 A Wop and a Wimp and a Moon; 7 Too Much Is Not Enough; 8 Life under the Knife; 9 Ice Man; 10 Your Blood, Your Sweat, Your Tears; 11 Drill, Baby, Drill!; 12 Soap and Towel and Wings of Fire; 13 Highway 61 Revisited; 14 The Buy In; 15 Devil in Blue Jeans; 16 Coal for Christmas; 17 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing; 18 Of Jeeps and Giants; 19 The Dude; 20 Preliminaries; 21 Walk Like a Man; 22 The Prophet's Vision.
23 Divine Insanity24 Keep Your Pants On; 25 The Axe Just Fell; 26 Fame; 27 Small Potatoes; 28 Invasion of the Little Green Men; Epilogue.
Summary: In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town feats in Indiana basketball history. With no starters taller than 5'10"", few wins were predicted for the Spuds. Yet, after inflicting brutal preseason conditioning, employing a variety of unconventional motivational tactics, and overcoming fierce opposition, Gill molded the Spuds into a winning team that brought home the town's first and only sectional and regional titles. Relyin.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Gloomsday; 2 No Irish in Ireland; 3 Neither a Drunkard Nor a Bank Robber; 4 Baptisms; 5 Turkey Run and the White Horse Tavern; 6 A Wop and a Wimp and a Moon; 7 Too Much Is Not Enough; 8 Life under the Knife; 9 Ice Man; 10 Your Blood, Your Sweat, Your Tears; 11 Drill, Baby, Drill!; 12 Soap and Towel and Wings of Fire; 13 Highway 61 Revisited; 14 The Buy In; 15 Devil in Blue Jeans; 16 Coal for Christmas; 17 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing; 18 Of Jeeps and Giants; 19 The Dude; 20 Preliminaries; 21 Walk Like a Man; 22 The Prophet's Vision.

23 Divine Insanity24 Keep Your Pants On; 25 The Axe Just Fell; 26 Fame; 27 Small Potatoes; 28 Invasion of the Little Green Men; Epilogue.

In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town feats in Indiana basketball history. With no starters taller than 5'10"", few wins were predicted for the Spuds. Yet, after inflicting brutal preseason conditioning, employing a variety of unconventional motivational tactics, and overcoming fierce opposition, Gill molded the Spuds into a winning team that brought home the town's first and only sectional and regional titles. Relyin.

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Mike Roos is Professor of English at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. His website is http://www.mikeroos.com.

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