Art Briles
Art Briles

Art Briles

Looking Up: My Journey from Tragedy to Triumph
By Nick Eatman, Foreword by Robert Griffin III


320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781629370477

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Jul 2014)


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A story of perseverance and overcoming the odds on and off the gridiron
Baylor head coach Art Briles is one of the most highly regarded coaches in college football, and this biography delves far beyond his football success and acumen. It explains how, at the age of 20, Briles lost his parents in a tragic car accident as they were en route to one of his college games. The book relates how Briles, devastated by the loss of his role models, used the catastrophe as motivation to propel him toward the destination of his dreams. As the book elucidates in detail, Coach Briles has made a career of turning failing football programs around in both the high school and collegiate ranks. His latest accomplishments at Baylor University are also chronicled in this account of overcoming tragedy and turning personal loss into overwhelming success.

Author Biography

Nick Eatman writes for as the featured columnist and has been with the Dallas Cowboys organization since 1999. He has written for, the Associated Press, and the Dallas Morning News, and he has been a three-year TV host for the Jerry Jones Show. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Robert Griffin III is a former Baylor quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy after the 2011 season. He now starts for the NFL's Washington Redskins. He lives in Washington, DC.