Dick Gould

Innovating as he did for his entire career, Dick Gould, who ranks in the top five on the list of NCAA titles won across all sports, well ahead of many more well-known coaches, departs radically in Anatomy of a Champion from the standard coach’s “reflections in retirement”. Spurred by questions about how his teams won so consistently for so long — no player in 38 years left without at least one national championship ring — Gould sent an extensive questionnaire to all 200 of his former players asking for their perspectives on the nature of Stanford’s success over nearly four decades. Over 83% answered; their perspectives on success became Anatomy of a Champion!

Gould has maintained a vibrant platform in retirement. He speaks regularly throughout the U.S., is constantly featured in many different podcasts (19 in the last two years), has written forewords or endorsements for over 30 different publications and has the maximum 5000 Facebook friends. He has been inducted into ten Halls of Fame, most notably the United States Professional Tennis Association, honored with seven Lifetime Achievement Awards, including the TEAM USA Coaching Legend Award, and has been honored with many other awards from various communities. A feature on his career has appeared regularly on the Tennis Channel. He is currently the highly visible, full-time vice chairman of Teach-Aids, a non-profit currently devoted to concussion education, which works closely with most United States Olympic and Paralympic sports, the National Council of Youth Sports and most all of youth football.