Anatomy of a Champion


From the Foreword
By John McEnroe


Dick was the perfect “life coach” for me at the time, even more than he was as a tennis coach. …I watched as he was able to bring out the best in us individually, simultaneously make us better as a team, and, oh yeah, provide a couple of life lessons along the way. That is what to me leadership is all about, and you will read in this book about numerous other teams with whom he was able to work his "magic," eventually retiring with one of the great coaching résumés in college history…

 This book is packed with quotes from 166 players—83 percent of all those who played over a thirty-eight-year period—and ranging from world champions to those barely on the team, addressing key management topics. These personal experiences are what sets it apart from other “how-to” books on leadership and management. Anyone in a position of leadership in sports or otherwise will both enjoy and learn from this fast-moving book.