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At The Hang-Up: Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong Ted Owens

At The Hang-Up: Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong

Ted Owens

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ISBN : 9780988996441
Hardcover
272 pages
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This is the inspirational story of Ted Owens the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression to coaching at the highest levels of the college basketballMoreThis is the inspirational story of Ted Owens the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression to coaching at the highest levels of the college basketball world. At the age of 5, Owens made his first basketball goal. It was at that moment that basketball became his first love. He went on to play at the University of Oklahoma for Naismith Hall of Fame Coach Bruce Drake, and he witnessed the rise of national championship programs led by football coach Bud Wilkinson, wrestling coach Port Robertson and baseball coach Jack Baer. The book shares the ups and downs of building a coaching career and the tale of coaching basketball at the University of Kansas for 19 seasons. Owens teams won 206 games in Allen Fieldhouse and he coached some of the eras greatest players. Playing now in the fourth quarter of his life, Owens shares what he has learned, passing on his lessons for life and never-before-told stories of his time as the Kansas Jayhawks head basketball coach, as high-pressure a job as there is in American sports, one that only eight men have ever held.