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Winning with Purpose is a winner for players and coaches, parents and kids everywhere! This book is Awesome, baby, with a capital A! --Dick Vitale, ESPN College Basketball Analyst

Winning with Purpose speaks to the undeniable link between our actions and decision-making off the court and our ability to succeed during crunch time on it...to understanding that only through giving the game (life) our fullest respect may we enjoy the best it has to offer. --Bob Hurley Sr., Head Basketball Coach, St. Anthony (NJ) High School

Coach Sullinger's You Play the Game the Way you Live Your Life philosophy has helped me become a better player and person, on and off the court. His message about making the right decisions, putting ego aside and playing for our teammates instead of ourselves helped me understand what winning with purpose is all about. --Trey Burke, Consensus National College Basketball Player of the Year, 2012-13

About the Author

Satch Sullinger is a longtime coach, teacher and believer in the power of playing with purpose, on and off the court. Sullinger is the 2010 Naismith National High School Basketball Coach of the Year and father of Jared Sullinger, a rookie with the NBAs Boston Celtics and former All-American at Ohio State University, where he led the Buckeyes to the 2012 Final Four. Jared Sullinger won the Naismith National High School Player of the Year award, also in 2010. The Sullingers are the only father and son to be named Naismith National Coach and Player of the Year, respectively. Sullinger was selected to coach in the Adidas Nations Global Championship in Los Angeles in 2012. The tournament features the top high school basketball players from around the world. Sullinger continues to speak at coaches and youth clinics across the country.


John Dauphin has written for The Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch and Hittin' the Note. He has interviewed and written about Bob Knight, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Walter Cronkite, Roy Williams, Roger Clemens and Cameron Crowe. Crowe, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, noted Dauphin's 'powerful written voice.' John wrote and directed Winning Lives: The Story of Ted Ginn Sr., a documentary that aired on CBS Sports Network. Winning Lives is the inspirational story of the high school football coach and his efforts to make a positive impact on the turbulent lives of inner-city kids in Cleveland and beyond. John lives in Columbus with his wife and two daughters.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ascend Books (October 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988996464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988996465
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,404,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hummingbirder TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 22, 2013
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Last week I was listening to my favorite local radio talk show on my drive home from work, and I heard the host say the name "Sullinger." In central Ohio, that's a frequently heard name, so I turned it up. John Corby interviewed the author, Satch Sullinger, recently retired basketball coach at Northland High School.

I was mighty impressed with Satch on the radio. I expected him to be articulate. It helps if you're a coach. And he was, but his genuineness, humility, and sincerity was so touching I bought the book the minute I got home.

Coach Sullinger won the 2010 Naismith National High School Basketball Coach of the Year. His son, Jared Sullinger won the 2010 Naismith National High School Player of the Year, the first time a father and son won the respective awards the same year.

Sullinger recalls his share of family issues as a child, and a near prison sentence because he was caught dealing drugs. He was rescued by Coach Pat Penn, who knew him from his high school playing days. Penn didn't give him a get-out-of-jail free card, though. Coach Penn became his mentor and champion, helping him learn to be accountable and responsible, and started shaping Sullinger's personal philosophy.

Coach Sullinger says "We play the game the way we live our lives." That means doing what we should be doing, when and where we should be doing it, helping ourselves by helping others, and not taking what he calls "shortcuts." He addresses dealing with players (or people) who are only in it for themselves, or only in it for the money. And it makes sense that playing by the rules helps us win games and win in life.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 12, 2014
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As parents of a son and daughter who play high school sports, the lessons in this book ought to be required reading for the team players and coaches. And the principals and teachers too, for that matter.

This coach opens up about his mistakes in life, and inspiring to see that learned from them and is trying to use his experiences to help others avoid them or come back stronger from them and learn that excuses don’t add up to any good in sports or in life, because really its all the same thing anyway.

Also he seems to verify the sad fact of the sell-out of kids that is taking place in so many classrooms around our country, and shares the truth about the hard work it will take by all involved to truly change things for the better. It comes back to trying to help others around us and not get so caught up in our own world which is a big hurdle to get over, regardless of how old we are or what we’re facing.

This book includes lots of effective ideas and actions for improvement of our situation if we will do the work that is called for, regardless of what arena of life it may be. The author shows this coach in a light where readers can relate to him with their own situations inside or outside of sports.

We can never have enough of the message that this book delivers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Thomas on January 2, 2014
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Winning with Purpose was recommended to me by a friend who was involved in coaching and continues to mentor young adults. Even though I am not a huge sports fan, he thought the book would interest me as it speaks to core values like accountability and integrity and trying to make a positive difference for others instead of just looking out for ourselves. Core values that go beyond sports and apply to all of us on a regular basis. After reading the book, I have a stronger appreciation for the value of real teamwork and what it takes for each of us to do our part and contribute in a positive way, be it in our families or business or society. READ THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rdubbu on August 5, 2014
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Great read good for young athletes! We need to return to the value that sports offer us. It isn't about making the money, or showing off! It's about how sports is a microcosm of life with it's team work, challenges, and, outcomes. We can certainly put our children in position to be better citizens and better people.
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By Tom Davis on April 7, 2014
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As we get ready for the end of the 2013 - 2014 college basketball season with the National Championship game being played tonight April 7, 2014, I am moved to share some thoughts on "Winning with Purpose." It was refreshing to read a book with integrity and authenticity in approaching sports with a broad perspective on a "purpose driven life" and creating healthy relationships with family, friends and teammates. As a Prison Chaplain and assistant wrestling coach, I was motivated by this book to approach my vocations with a positive perspective, challenging inmates and teammates to live a humble, thankful, disciplined and productive lifestyle utilizing the God-given talents given. Thanks to the authors for sharing personal stories and testimonies from their lives to instruct us all on living life and playing sports with purpose and integrity. Tom Davis
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By Retta on November 20, 2013
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Just finished reading this book and was very impressed with the writer's unique ability to capture and retain my interest throughout even though I'm not an avid basketball fan. I could sense immediately that this was a book written with a powerful message to inspire and motivate all who read it and not just a book telling the success story behind one person's coaching methods. I have worked as a college teacher and a corporate trainer and am always on the lookout for books of this nature. I believe teachers, coaches, trainers, etc. will find this book an excellent tool to use in motivating their students, team players, &/or class participants. I also believe anyone reading this book will gain unexpected motivation just from reading the story of how this one man has done so much to inspire so many young people. Retta Taylor
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