About The Book

Experience the remarkable life story of legendary Coach Tex Winter in this Best Books - USA Book News award-winning title. At the age of ten, Tex experienced the untimely death of his father. What resulted was an awakening belief in the coordinated efforts of family members to work together as a team. His family experiences and resulting skills laid the foundation for what became known as his Triangle Offense, a strategy that revolutionized college and professional basketball. Coach Tex Winter: Triangle Basketball is an inspiring story of overcoming hardship to develop the attitudes and relationships for success at home, school and career. It contains 160 full-color pages of news clips, personal notes, photographs, and Tex's chalkboard sayings. Quotes from family, friends and legends such as Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and others are also included throughout.

"Hardcore hoopheads and would-be coaches will look for details about Tex's famed innovations to the triangle offense, and younger readers will undoubtedly appreciate the colorful graphics, pictures, and bite-sized text sections."
- Kirkus Discoveries

"Ann Parr has captured some of the essence of Tex Winter. We all will be richer for the picture she has painted of a great teacher of life through the experience of basketball."
- Phil Jackson, Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers

"This book by Ann Parr will give you a glimpse of Tex Winter as one of the greatest basketball coaches ever, as well as an even greater man and role model."
- Bill Guthridge, Head Coach, University of North Carolina

"Readers of all ages will find in these pages all the right stuff— integrity, grit, and honor. In her fast moving prose that reads like a game in play, Ann Parr has gotten to the heart of what it means to be a great coach. This book is a winner."
- Kathi Appelt, Faculty Chair, Writing for Children and Young Adults: Vermont College

© 2016 by Ann Parr