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One Small Town, One Crazy Coach : The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season
by Mike Roos


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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.  Read more...


 
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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. Relying on narrative strategies of creative nonfiction rather than strict historical rendering, Mike Roos brings to life a colorful and varied cast of characters and provides a compelling account of their struggles, wide-ranging emotions, and triumphs throughout the season.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780253010285
  • ISBN-10: 0253010284
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 324
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 6.12 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.99 pounds


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