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Walter Townes, a native of Queens, NY, has proven himself in both the business and the sports worlds. This book—and the resulting future film, is his first effort into the literary world. Walter has led the charge in team building, serving as a college basketball coach for several prestigious schools. He has coached on all levels ranging from Big East St. Johns under legendary hall of famer Lou Carnesecca, to great academic institutions such as Dartmouth and Columbia University. Walter served as head coach at both Clarkson University and Drew University, also coaching at Rutgers University and College of the Holy Cross. He has recruited and coached numerous players who have gone on to the NBA and to Europe to play professionally. In addition to his twenty-five years in collegiate athletics, Walt founded and ran community youth development programs and instituted alumni programs for student athletes, as well as developing new classes. He has turned around marginally performing teams that far exceeded their goals. Currently, he serves as Athletic Director fo the Knox School in St. James, New York, where he resides with his wife Kelly and their daughters Jordyn Elisabeth and Jacklyn Patrica. Walter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Clark University, and has done graduate studies in Education Administration at St. Johns University. Although fictionalized, this book is semi-autobiographical in nature. Walt’s message focuses on the importance of education—and rising above one’s circumstances and humble beginnings.
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