NFL Player Agent Sean Stellato Releases Football’s Next Greatest Story

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Mascot Books Releases No Backing Down

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No Backing Down, tells the story of Stellato and his underdog Salem Witches and how they defied the odds on their way to high school football immortality.

Mascot Books announces the release of No Backing Down, written by NFLPA Sports Agent Sean Stellato.

“The 1994 Salem High School football team, its coaches, and community supporters, banded together to overcome significant challenges at home, in the city, and on the field. Their story makes the case for the importance of athletics in the high school learning experience.” - Mike Eruzione, Captain of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team.                                

The project has been six years in the making about a subject near and dear to former Salem High football star Sean Stellato. The story is eloquently retold in his newly released book, No Backing Down, about Salem MA 1994 teacher’s strike that resulted in head football coach Ken Perrone’s decision to defy an order to cease and desist coaching his team. Despite incredible odds stacked up against it, Stellato and his Salem Witch teammates banded together to take on the school administration, the courts and their often more talented opponents on their way to a high school Super Bowl appearance.

With a foreword written by former NFL and CFL star, Doug Flutie, No Backing Down, will be released next week at a gala book release event to be held at Salem’s historic Hawthorne Hotel on the 20th anniversary year of the strike which will take place in the fall. Both the strike and the team’s remarkable season made the national news and attracted ample attention to Salem. In his book Stellato, a college All-Academic in both football and basketball, talks about the witch trials of 1692 when people falsely accused refused to admit guilt. In many ways Coach Perrone was similarly chastised and accused when he was viewed as a cult leader by the school superintendent.

Filled with incredibly interesting characters from all walks of life, No Backing Down, tells the story of Stellato and his underdog Salem Witches and how they defied the odds, and let nothing stand in their way on their way to high school football immortality. Endorsed by 1980 Olympic hero Mike Eruzione, NFL future hall of famer Mark Bavaro, famed NFL coach Mike Ditka and boxing legend Evander Holyfield, No Backing Down, has been compared to Remember the Titans.

This is a story rich in history, life lessons, and personal stories from the people involved. It is filled with vivid descriptions of life in Salem 20 years ago.

No Backing Down is available at and Stellato is available for interviews and book signings by contacting For more information contact Nate Foutz ( at Nati Celebrity Services.

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