Swagger by Jimmy Johnson audiobook

Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs—A Memoir

By Jimmy Johnson  and Dave Hyde
Read by Chris Henry Coffey

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781668008621

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797147666

  • ISBN: 9781797147659

Runtime: 8.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From FOX NFL Sunday analyst and legendary Hall of Fame head football coach Jimmy Johnson—the first to win both a college football championship and a Super Bowl—the long-awaited, intimate, no-regrets memoir recounting his extraordinary life and insightful lessons on winning, at every level.

Hall of Fame football coach Jimmy Johnson’s house isn’t on the way to anything. Yet, his private sanctuary on the Florida Keys’ Islamorada islands is a popular destination to which college and professional coaches, general managers, and team owners regularly trek to seek advice—how to build a positive team culture, draft elite players, balance work and family life, and lead a team to win. Why? Because Jimmy Johnson has done it all—rising through the college coaching ranks to lead the University of Miami Hurricanes to a national championship, winning two consecutive Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, and handling public triumphs while dealing with private adversity. Now, in Swagger, written with veteran sports journalist Dave Hyde, Johnson shares a candid account of his life experiences that have turned him into a legend in the coaching world.

From his early days on the college football fields at Louisiana Tech to his arrival as the Cowboys’ coach in 1989, Swagger traces the history of Johnson’s career, and his lifelong mission to win. His larger-than-life personality and hard-driving, tough-talking coaching style led him to become one of only six coaches in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls. Swagger shows the behind-the-scenes details of his professional conflict with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his personal revelations following his mother’s death and his son’s struggle with addiction. It reveals Johnson’s formula for winning, including his criteria for identifying talent, his core beliefs, how he replaced legendary coaches like Tom Landry and Don Shula, coached stars from a young Troy Aikman to an aging Dan Marino, and established the ever-elusive sense of “culture” that every team leader hopes to achieve. More than a highlight reel, Swagger reveals the hard-won lessons Jimmy Johnson has learned both as a man and as a coach through a lifetime dedicated to excellence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jimmy has been a friend for over thirty years. I have deep respect for his ability as a football coach and as a team builder! He has taken the time to guide and mentor me through many head coach/GM situations, and his advice has been invaluable in helping me guide the New England Patriots for twenty-plus years.” Bill Belichick
“Coach Jimmy Johnson’s ‘swagger’ attitude—the pride, the discipline, the relentless drive to win he instilled—helped me to become the quarterback I hoped to be and win at the highest level. I’ve always admired how he walked away from the game on his own terms. I wish Jimmy had written Swagger before I played for him. Then, I would have known just how far he was ahead of us in our pursuit of Super Bowl glory.” Troy Aikman
“Swagger is the perfect title for a book by Jimmy Johnson. The hard-charging personality and championship football philosophy captured in these pages reflects the Jimmy I know and manner with which he carries himself. In a word, the man personifies ‘swagger’!” Terry Bradshaw

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Author Bio: Jimmy Johnson

Author Bio: Jimmy Johnson

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Author Bio: Dave Hyde

Author Bio: Dave Hyde

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English