Son’s Mistreatment by Coach Shown in new book ‘From a Father's Perspective’

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Johnathan McFadden recounts how son’s entry to adulthood was complicated by major college sports scene.

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The challenges and potential hazards young people might face as they enter adulthood, leave home and enter the college sports scene are described “From a Father's Perspective” (published by Xlibris). Johnathan McFadden recounts what happened to his son, its ramifications for the entire family and how they had to deal with the consequences while relying on their faith in God to see them through hard times.

This book is about a young boy that left his home and went 1,500 miles away to a university in the Midwest to play football in the Big Ten Conference. He faced multiple bouts of adversity stemming from being told he could not play the position he was recruited to play; dealing with injuries, female drama, his grandfather’s passing, his home burning and much more. It deals with verbally abusive college coaches suppressing the personalities of individuals and the language that they use. McFadden recounts how he first met the head coach and his defensive coordinator, an allowing him to discern their spirits and learn that he could not speak on his son’s “whys” and “why nots” concerning his playing time and his future with the team. According to him, through all the aforementioned subject matters, God provided answers so that their family could keep moving forward to reach their goals, which were to get a degree and to play college football. This book also describes how that boy, McFadden’s son, grew into a man.

“‘From a Father’s Perspective’ was written with the hope of enlightening you parents or guardians on the pitfalls and adversities that your sons and daughters will face—let me repeat that—will face while playing major college sports. “This book gives my perspective on coaches not always having your sons’ or daughters’ best interests at heart and on how money plays a big part in the game,” McFadden says. “I pray that this book be a beacon of light and that it enhances and equips parents and guardians with the ability to make sound decisions when they have to go through situations, circumstances, problems, incidents, or issues like we did.”

“From a Father's Perspective”
By Johnathan McFadden
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503597006
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503597013
E-Book | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503597020
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Johnathan McFadden is 53 years old and has been married for 29 years. He has worked with troubled youth for 29 years and coached baseball, basketball and football throughout his son's adolescent years. “I call myself the best athlete the world has never seen because I was. I like to write poetry and listen to 70's and 80's music,” he says, adding that, “My 2 years old God-daughter keeps me feeling youthful.”

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