Joanne McCallie’s Secret Warrior: A Coach and Fighter, On and Off the Court has been listed in KIRKUS BEST BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK in May 2021.
Secret Warrior is a compelling memoir following Joanne McCallie’s mental health journey through the realities and challenges within the sports world. Using the recurring theme of “faith over fear” to reduce the stigma associated with impaired mental health and encourage those suffering from mental health issues to reach out-to coaches, student-athletes, and to all people across the world-Joanne offers real direction, experiences, and personal stories to teach and reassure those adversely affected by the dynamics of the mind and body experience. Motivational and heartfelt, Secret Warrior drives home the need for more education, stories, action, and an overall change to the narrative about brain health.
Joanne P. McCallie is an author and elite-level NCAA Basketball coach. She received a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Auburn University, and has coached at Maine, Michigan State, and Duke, making National Coach of the Year 2005, and winning numerous championships at all three schools. She is the only coach in history to win Coach of the Year in four different conferences. An advocate for mental health and melanoma, she is also a wife, and mom of two, Maddie and Jack. She has extensive media experience, on radio shows and podcasts, and has provided color commentary for four years in the WNBA. She previously published Choice, Not Chance: Rules for Building a Fierce Competitor.
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