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Cornfields to Gold Medals
Cornfields to Gold Medals ›
By Don Showalter, By Pete Van Mullem


ISBN 9781637272046

Published Jun 2023

<style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--></style><strong>Blending personal narrative with practical guidance, <em>Cornfields to Gold Medals</em> delivers well-traveled leadership principles for on and off the court.</strong><br /><br />Coach Don Showalter’s rise to international recognition as a coach can be traced to his time at the helm of USA Basketball’s Junior National Team, where he went 62-0 and brought home 10 gold medals. Yet, for all his international success he remains grounded in the Midwestern values that shaped his character; principles have made him a passionate ambassador for the sport of basketball and one of its great teachers.<br /><br /><em>Cornfields to Gold Medals</em> is an all-American story that takes the reader on Showalter’s life journey through the sport he has coached for nearly half a century. It begins humbly, on a family farm perched atop the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa, and extends to gymnasiums in every corner of the world.<br /><br />Interspersed in this compelling personal narrative are 10 lessons in leadership, strategies Showalter employed throughout his 44-years coaching young athletes. Each is accompanied by key points in how to teach the lesson, and shares effective strategies for readers to implement in daily practice.<br /><br /><strong>Rooted in heartland principles of community, hard work, and service, this essential book offers leaders insight into guiding others and time to reflect on what is truly important.</strong><br /><br /><br /><br />