The Other Side of Glory

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 “People often forget the road to greatness is rarely a smooth ride. The Other Side of Glory reminds us of the enormous power of persistence and what can be achieved when a group of young athletes takes the journey and finds that a ‘team-first attitude’ can navigate the rocky road that leads to the ultimate prize.” —Tim Miles, head men's basketball coach, San Jose State University.

A compelling story of teamwork and commitment in the competitive world of girls' high school basketball

When the Waconia Wildcats embarked on the 2019 season, their motto was simple: FINISH. It was a mandate to follow through on every play at the basket and a promise to address unfinished business from the previous season, when a one-point loss was all that kept them from reaching the state tournament for the first time in school history.

The Other Side of Glory is a sensitive and riveting portrait of youth basketball in small-town Minnesota, a world familiar to many but brimming with its own characters, quirks, and challenges.

Readers will get to know the players—girls with nicknames like Sauce, Salsa, Raptor, and Snake—as they navigate high school life, struggle to accept their roles on the team, wrestle with self-doubt, and ultimately band together with the goal of vanquishing a 45-year legacy of coming up short.

Inspirational and relatable, this is a must-read for athletes, coaches, and parents everywhere.

Contributor(s): Pierson, Carl J (Author), Whalen, Lindsay (Foreword by)
ISBN: 1629379239 EAN: 9781629379234
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: November 02, 2021

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