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Author: Joe Paterno Narrator: Joe Vincent Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781624607042
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Here are the Paterno principles: the straight word from the curious quarterback and English major who went from Brooklyn to Brown to Penn State, who lost his way to law school and became instead Americas best-loved coach.

With the help of a first-rate biographer and friend, Bernard Asbell, Joe Paterno tells his story, sharing his life’s principles and touching on a number of important subjects, including family, heroes, management, leadership, loyalty, teamwork, discipline, motivation, and of course, football strategy.

After listening to his story, you will understand why Joe Paterno was voted Coach of the Year four times and was the first football coach ever chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year; how he racked up more than four hundred victories, two national championships, and twenty-four bowl-game victories; and why his proudest stats involved the remarkable graduation rates of his players.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the greatest coaches ever in college sports...and not just because of national championships...He’s never forgotten that, first and foremost, he’s a teacher who’s preparing his students not just for the season but for life.”

    President Ronald Reagan

  • “Engaging.”

    New York Times

  • “A symbol for college sports done right.”

    USA Today

  • “In the often murky world of college athleteics, Penn State coach Joe Paterno is a beacon of integrity—and he knows how to win...In an era of college football in which it seems everybody’s hand is either in the till or balled up into a fist, Paterno sticks out like a clean thumb.”

    Sports Illustrated

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About the Author

Joseph Vincent Paterno (1926–2012) was an American college football coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions for nearly forty-six years. He coached five undefeated teams that won major bowl games and, in 2007, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.