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.