Andrew Christopher "Drew" Brees was born in Dallas, Texas on January 15, 1979. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in industrial management. He left Purdue with Big Ten Conference records in passing yards, touchdown passes, and total offensive yards. He was drafted by the NFL and became quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. He lead the team to the 2010 Superbowl against the Indianapolis Colts. The Saints won 31-17 with Drew winning the Superbowl Most Valuable Player Award. He wrote a book entitled Coming Back Stronger: Unleashng the Hidden Power of Adversity.
Chris Fabry is a 1982 graduate of West Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University. He has written more than 50 books for adults and children including The Red Rock Mysteries with Jerry B. Jenkins and The Left Behind: The Kids Series with Jerry Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye. Some of his other works include AT the Corner of Mundane and Grace and Spiritually Correct Bedtime Stories. In 2007 Chris and Jerry put out a new series called RPM about the world of NASCAR aimed at 10-14 year olds. Chris is also a Christian Radio Host on Moody Radio for his show "Chris Fabry Live". He also narrates audiobooks and in 2010 co-authored Coming Back Stronger with Drew Brees.
Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron.
In his most telling work to date, the man still known as "Coach" by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others.
His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived.