The book series takes on the tough issues of the launch of national high school interscholastic sports standards, integration in the 50’s and 60’s, Title IX implementation and girls interscholastic championships, the politics around high school football and more. The book series contains the records of 100s of high school athletes, rich in dialog and interviews with athletes, coaches and community members. It tracks the successes and failures of some great athletes & coaches. The central characters in the book are Coach Bob and Marilyn Sepulveda paired with a variety of characters that played a role in the program success of the Alamogordo New Mexico Track and Field, Cross Country & Football programs. While the story is focused on a small town in New Mexico; it is national in scope; as many associated coaches and athletes had a national or international influence in athletics, politics and world events with the common theme of all being touched by the Alamogordo Track & Field, Cross Country or Football programs, Coach Bob Sepulveda and his legacy.
Stories include interviews and first hand accounts of athletes and coaches some of which went on to the NFL, Olympic Trials, professional or political successes. No book would be complete without some tearful stories with tragic endings but overall this book will educate, inspire and remind each of us of the good within each of us. Coach Bob Sepulveda, the central figure spent his entire adult life (30 years at Alamogordo High School)- imparting qualities in athletics that are supposed to carry over into life: teamwork, dedication, punctuality, leadership, sacrifice and poise.
“Resilience, happiness and freedom; that is what I felt when I read, Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda: The Early Days. During these dark and down days in sports, due to political unrest and the public health issues; this book is a refreshing look at a positive sports history, with detailed research and great inspirational stories of each sports season covered.
A history lesson (with records dating back to the start of interscholastic sports in the early 1900’s), part inspirational story with tales of NFL and Olympic heroes; this book gives us hope for better days ahead by reflecting on an inspirational past. Coach Sepulveda rekindles my belief in the athletes and the coaches that make up interscholastic sports. Buy this book to learn and to be entertained” – David Andres, Sportsman Continental, North America Bureau
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Executive Coach, Essayist & Author Chris Edwards: is recognized as a mentor in teaching those around him the skills of positive self-esteem and business success.
Chris's releases have ranked in the Amazon top 100 in "Self Esteem Self Help" and in "Self Help Short Reads". Chris's releases include 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle and 2 Hours Unplugged: Unplug & Reconnect which launched as a #1 New Release on Amazon in the "Information Theory" Category containing books on technology and their impact to quality of life.
Author, Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist & Coach Rene Sepulveda: is recognized for his 8 NCAA & Conference Awards for Coach of the Year. As a university level Track & Field Coach he developed; 3 Track & Field Olympians, 4 NCAA Individual Division I National Champions, 22 NCAA All-Americans and 34 Individual Conference Champions. Rene Sepulveda is an accomplished athlete in his own right. He placed 2nd Place Overall San Francisco Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013,Finalist 1500m World Masters Track & Field Championships, holds 5 USATF Masters Track & Field National Championship Medals, A Top 20 finisher at the US Snowshoe National Championships, and a 2 time 2-time US Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier 1996 & 2000. Coach Rene Sepulveda has tailored running and core fitness programs to a wide variety of clients at all levels and ages. Many of these programs focus on increasing sports performance and returning from injuries (rehabilitative exercise training), while others focus on weight loss and muscle building. Rene's highly popular training groups programs for Tough Mudder events, The Men's Health Urbanathlon and Spartan races have gained him a great number of followers.
Together, the two have partnered on a series of books; focused around fitness, sports history and healthy life balance. The current endeavor is a book series, beginning with book 1 of a 3 part series. The book series is titled: Coach Robert Sepulveda: the Historical Crossroads of Football, Track & Field and Cross Country In Building New Mexico Pride.