Mercer Island, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Renowned ophthalmologist, psychiatrist and author of “A Layman's Guide Where the Mind is in the Brain,” Dr. Marious Kim Jack publishes a new book that is not only in line with his profession, but of his passion for sports. Men for the Season is a book about Hec Edmundson and Squinty Hunter, two notable player-coaches whose lives have been transformed by basketball, which, in turn, has not only shaped coaching and sports psychology, but also human psychology in general.
Clarence Sinclair “Hec” Edmundson was a two-time Olympian. He had a profound coaching impact on Washington athletics and he co-founded the state high school basketball tournament. Elra Lorn “Squinty” Hunter, on the other hand, was hailed as “the wizard of basketball courts.” He is also “the most successful basketball coach in the history of the Lewis and Clark High School and athletic director for 39 years”. The “Hec Edmundson Pavilion” and the “E. L. Squinty Hunter Field House” are hallmarks of their lasting legacy.
In the Introduction of Men for the Season, Jack states:
“Coaching technique is a modern sport’s didactic that has its fair share of methods and theories exposed throughout its own special history. That takes into consideration the men who took part in its development… Only recently has coaching competitive sport been considered a mind game as well as a physical one… Hunter and Edmundson can be considered not just a part of sport history but also a step in man’s psychological development.”
With over 40 sources from books, articles and archives, Men for the Season is a well-researched work every basketball aficionado must have. It traces the early coaching experiences of two great men who came together in an unlikely place, at the University of Idaho in the small rural town of Moscow. With his twinning of sports history and psychology, Jack has proven he is like the legends he has written about—a “Man for the Season.”
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About the Author
Marious Kim Jack, M.D. graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1953. He entered the University of Washington, School of Medicine and graduated in 1957. His field of practice was in ophthalmology wherein he became a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Association of Military Surgeons, a consultant to the University of Washington Medical School’s Children’s Hospital Division and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center.
Men for the Season * by Marious Kim Jack, M.D.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 279 pages; 978-1-4797-8744-9
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