"...comes closer to the essence of what sports should be about than virtually anything we find in the day-to-day headlines..." -- Bob Costas, NBC Sports
"Teri focused on all the right things for girls who aspire to be successful as athletes." -- Val Ackerman, WNBA president
About the Author
In 14 years at Washington University in St. Louis, Coach Teri Clemens won seven NCAA III national volleyball championships. She was named the NCAA III national coach of the year six times and was the USA Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1997. She coached 19 different All-America players, seven national players of the year, and two players chosen as Division III All-Sports Female Athlete of the Year. Teri's players also excelled in the classroom. Five were named to the Academic All-America team and two were chosen as Academic All-America of the Year.
Teri, a graduate and Hall-of-Famer of Truman State University has coached in two Olympic Festivals, and speaks on motivation and competition all across America. She and Tom Clemens, both lifelong residents of St. Louis, have been married for 20 years and have adopted six children: Terri Renee, Will, Eliott, Manda, Carly and Gabrielle.
Tom Wheatley, a graduate of Bucknell Univeristy and four-time Missouri Sportswriter of the Year, writes for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He met his wife Suzanne when both were Marine Corps lieutenants. Married for 24 years, they have three children: Tom, Katie, and Carrie.