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Coffey, Wayne R.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 166 publications in 4 languages and 12,553 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Children's audiobooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: GV865.R496, B
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Most widely held works by Wayne R Coffey
Winning basketball for girls by Faye Young Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction, in text and illustrations, to the techniques and strategies of girl's basketball
The closer : [my story] by Mariano Rivera( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariano Rivera tells his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including the Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game, or the season squarely on his shoulders
The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their "Miracle on Ice" has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. It is a legacy of hope, hard work, and homegrown triumph. It is a chronicle of everyday heroes who just wanted to play hockey happily ever after. It is still unbelievable. The Boys of Winter is an evocative account of the improbable American adventure in Lake Placid, New York. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, Wayne Coffey explores the untold stories of the U.S. upstarts, their Soviet opponents, and the forces that brought them together. Plagued by the Iran hostage crisis, persistent economic woes, and the ongoing Cold War, the United States battled a pervasive sense of gloom in 1980. And then came the Olympics. Traditionally a playground for the Russian hockey juggernaut and its ever-growing collection of gold medals, an Olympic ice rink seemed an unlikely setting for a Cold War upset. The Russians were experienced professional champions, state-reared and state-supported. The Americans were mostly college kids who had their majors and their stipends and their dreams, a squad that coach Herb Brooks had molded into a team in six months. It was men vs. boys, champions vs. amateurs, communism vs. capitalism. Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event in The Boys of Winter, crafting an intimate look at the team and giving readers an ice-level view of the boys who captivated a country. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans-formulated by a fiercely determined Brooks-and he seamlessly weaves portraits of the players with the fluid, fast-paced action of the 1980 game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since that time, examining how the events in Lake Placid affected and directed their lives and investigating what happens after one conquers the world. But Coffey not only reveals the anatomy of an underdog, he probes the shocked disbelief of the unlikely losers and how it felt to be taken down by such an overlooked opponent. After all, the greatest American sports moment of the century was a Russian calamity, perhaps even more unimaginable in Moscow than in Minnesota or Massachusetts. Coffey deftly balances the joyous American saga with the perspective of the astonished silver medalists. Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, The Boys of Winter is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics, an award-winning sportwriter looks back at what has been called the greatest moment of twentieth-century sports history, the victory of the U.S. hockey team over the Soviet Union, assessing the meaning of the triumph in terms of the events of the time and the paths of the players and coaches on both sides since 1980
Wherever I wind up : my quest for truth, authenticity, and the perfect knuckleball by R. A Dickey( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal account about the author's unlikely journey to the big leagues describes how his athletic dream was destroyed by medical findings and how he was sustained by his Christian faith and the love of his family before emerging as a National League premier pitcher
When nobody was watching : my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world by Carli Lloyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2015, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy performance by midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick -- three goals in one game -- during the first sixteen minutes. But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and great dedication to the game. What Carli lacked were fitness, mental toughness, and character. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. No one worked harder than Carli. And no one believed in her more than James. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world. This candid reflection on a remarkable turnaround will take readers inside the women's national team and inside the mind of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition
Above the line : lessons in leadership and life from a championship season by Urban Meyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In only thirteen years as a head football coach, first at Bowling Green and then at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, Urban Meyer has established himself as an elite coach, with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only 26 losses. But sheer statistics are not the measure of his true accomplishment, nor do they speak to his own extraordinary learning journey. Now he offers to readers his insights into leadership, team building and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Despite winning two national championships at Florida in only six seasons, Meyer stepped back from the game at the end of the 2010 season, amid health concerns and a growing awareness that his almost maniacal pursuit of perfection was distorting his priorities, distancing him from his family and taking him away from the reasons he wanted to coach in the first place. When he returned to the sport in 2012 as the head coach at Ohio State, the school he grew up rooting for, Meyer did so with a renewed sense of the deeper purpose of his work and a profound commitment to life balance that had previously been lacking. What remained constant was his passion for leading, teaching and motivating, forging his football teams into a cohesive whole, playing for one another with selfless commitment and uncommon intensity. A student of psychology long before he became a coach, Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships, and explains how to build it, step by step -- whether in a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company. With trust in place, a deep bond unites us in common purpose, and cultivates what he calls "Above the Line" behavior -- a learned, empowered response to the challenges we face every day
Straight talk about drinking : teenagers speak out about alcohol by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The closer : [my story] by Mariano Rivera( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariano Rivera tells his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including the Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game, or the season squarely on his shoulders
How we choose a Congress by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the origins of Congress, its structure and function, the differences between the two houses, the committee and seniority systems, the process by which a bill becomes a law, and how a seat in Congress is gained
Winning sounds like this : a season with the women's basketball team at Gallaudet, the world's only university for the deaf by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning sportswriter recounts of 1999-2000 season of the women's basketball team of Gallaudet University, offering unforgettable portraits of the players and their individual struggles for acceptance in a hearing world, the team's dedicated coach Kitty Baldridge. The Gallaudet women's basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: How can you play so well despite your hearing impairment? Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. "We're not hearing impaired," she says."We're deaf."
Throwing strikes : my quest for truth and the perfect knuckleball by R. A Dickey( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Toronto Blue Jays American pitcher R.A. Dickey, who overcame a serious problem with his throwing arm to become the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner and the only active player in the majors who uses the knuckleball as his primary pitch
Katarina Witt by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the German ice skater who won the figure skating gold medal in two successive Olympic competitions
Wilma Rudolph by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Olympic star overcame extraordinary adversity, including crippling polio, to become the fastest woman in the world by 1960
Jesse Owens by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the track star who overcame childhood illness and racial prejudice to win four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics
Jim Thorpe by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Jim Thorpe
Carl Lewis by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American athlete who won medals in several track and field events in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic games
Meet the women of American soccer : an inside look at America's team by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text profile the first U.S. National Team of women soccer players to participate in the Olympics and the World Cup
Olga Korbut by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals in the 1972 Olympics and returned to win another in 1976
Kip Keino by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the athletic accomplishments of the Kenyan track star who won gold medals in both the 1968 and 1972 Olympics
1980 U.S. hockey team by Wayne R Coffey( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalls events at the 1980 Winter Olympics where the young talented United States hockey team stunned the world by winning a gold medal
 
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The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
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The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey teamWinning sounds like this : a season with the women's basketball team at Gallaudet, the world's only university for the deafWilma RudolphJim ThorpeMeet the women of American soccer : an inside look at America's team