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McDonnell, John 1938-

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 420 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: GV697.M4, 796.42092
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Most widely held works about John McDonnell
Most widely held works by John McDonnell
John McDonnell : the most successful coach in NCAA history by Andrew Maloney( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John McDonnell began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville--choosing it over Norman, Oklahoma, because Fayetteville reminded him of his native Ireland--he could hardly have imagined that he would become the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate athletics. But, in thirty-six years at the university, he amassed a staggering resume of accomplishments, including forty national championships (eleven cross country, nineteen indoor track, and ten outdoor track), the most by any coach in any sport in NCAA history. His teams at Arkansas won the triple crown (a championship in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in a single school year) a record five times. This biography tells the story of the McDonnell's life and legacy, from his childhood growing up on a farm in 1940s County Mayo, Ireland, to his own running career, to the beginnings of his life as a coach, to all the great athletes he mentored along the way
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Alternative Names
MacDonnell, John 1938-