Rolling Hills Estates, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
USC Football Coach John Baxter to Release First Book on Education
Celebrated academic reformer and Chicago native connects with students and parents, bringing unique humor and life experiences of more than 30 years as a college football coach.
For nearly 30 years, Coach John Baxter has been an inspirational leader for some of the nation’s best college football teams. Despite the impact he’s had on the field, his many works off the field have earned him an outstanding reputation on college campuses for dramatically improving academic scores and developing life skills.
His first book, “I Hate School: How a College Football Coach Has Inspired Students to Value Education and Become Lifelong Learners”, is an entertaining tale of his life’s work creating a solution to the problems of education in America today. Here’s some background information on Baxter and his work:
For more information or ordering information on Baxter’s book: “I Hate School: How a College Football Coach Has Inspired Students to Value Education and Become Lifelong Learners” click here.
Click here for more information on “Academic Gameplan”.
Foreword by Pat Haden
John Baxter is a teacher. The fact that he is one of the country’s best and most innovative football coaches is incidental to the fact that he is a teacher first, last, and in between.
As the athletic director at the University of Southern California, I have had the pleasure of working with John the past three years. He is the most remarkable special teams football coach I have met in over 40 years involved in the game of football. What makes John so different, so special, is his ability to teach and relate to young men and help them with their academic and life success.
Wherever John has coached, his Academic Gameplan has helped launch hundreds of young football players’ successful academic careers. I have seen it here at USC. I have seen John’s passion firsthand, sometimes attending his Academic Gameplan meetings (which often start at 6:30 a.m.!) at which his students, who happen to be some pretty darn good football players, learn some of life’s lessons particularly well. His plan also prepares them for the rigors of a first-rate college education.
His success has been phenomenal, both at Fresno State and now at USC. John is one very special person and teacher. We are lucky to have him at USC and I believe that anyone who reads his book will understand why Coach Baxter and his students have been so successful in life and in athletics.
—Pat Haden, Director of Athletics, University of Southern California