Coach Yost is the most complete Yost story ever written describing the Coach’s football knowledge, motivational skills, and his shaping of the tradition of excellence that became the hallmark of the University of Michigan.
Dr. John Behee is a natural for writing about one of football’s greats. Ten years of football coaching including two as a graduate assistant at Michigan in 1964 and 1965, combined with a M.A. in American History sent him after the story of Fielding H. Yost, twice. The first quest resulted in a PhD and Fielding Yost’s Legacy (1971). This is Behee’s second book on Coach Yost.
Why is Yost still college football’s winningest coach who lasted more than 25 years in the profession? Behee provides the answers.
The best stories of early Michigan football and the closest look at Fielding Yost’s career that I have read.
Coach Yost hits a home run. Yost’s flaws confirm that he was human. His strengths confirm that he was an incredible leader.
Behee is the Dean of Michigan football historians. He’s back with an engaging and thoroughly researched look at coaching legend Fielding Yost.
Loaded with wonderful stories, Coach Yost is an important read for any fan of college football.
This book lets you walk in the footsteps of Fielding H. Yost as he builds Michigan football teams into champions.
The story of Michigan’s departure from, and return to, the Big 10 was intriguing and compelling reading for me.
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