This is the 6th post in the Belichick Collection top coaching football books list; Great Football Coaching Books. The Belichick Collection is a list of some of the rarest and greatest football books ever printed. Coach Belichick donated his collection of football coaching books to the U.S. Naval Academy. His dad was a long time assistant coach at the Academy. I saw a Sports Illustrated article about the collection last year and the Naval Academy was kind enough to send me the list of great football coaching books.
These are some of the best football books and top coaching books on football ever written.
Great Football Coaching Books
|Steadman||Baltimore Colts Story||1958|
|Stern||Favorite Football Stories||1948|
|Stiles||The Rose Bowl Story||na|
|Stiles||The East West Game||1950|
|Stuhldreher||Mary Many Saturday Afternoons||1964|
|na||Supplement to Intercollegiate Football||1936|
|Swanson||Football Multiple Spread Offensives||1966|
|Tallman||Directory of FB Defense||1969|
|Tatum||Coaching FB Split T||1953|
|Thilenius||No If’s & A Lot of Butts||1968|
|Thilenius||Qbacking to Win||1964|
|Thilenius||How to Watch Football on TV||1966|
|Van Brocklin||Football Book||1961|
|Vanderbilt||50 Years of Vandy Football||1938|
|Vare||Buckeyes: Hayes & Ohio State||1974|
|Waldorf||How to Play Football||1942|
|Waldorf||This Game of Football||1952|
|Walker||Successful High School Coaching||1951|
|Wallace||The ND Story||1949|
|Wallace||Rockne to Parseghian||1960|
|Ward||Green Bay Packers||1948|
|Warner||Football For Players & Coaches||1925|
|Warner||Book For Boys||1944|
|Weyand||Saga American Football||1956|
|White||Massillon Tiger Story||na|
|Wilkenson||Oklahoma Split T Football||1952|
|Wingate||Intimate Talks with Great Coaches||1930|
|Wismer||Public Calls it Sport||na|
|Wood||What Price Football||1932|
|Woodruff||History of Southern Football||1928|
|Yost||Football for Players & Spectators||1905|
|Young||With Rockne at ND||1951|
|Zuppke||Football Techniques & Tactics||1924|
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On this list of great football coaching books, I own for my library Zuppke FB T&T, Yost FB Players, both Wilkenson’s books, Warner FB Players and Coaches, Tatums Coaching the Split T, and Tallman’s Director of Defenses. As I was prepping this article I bought the Van Brocklin book and the Pappy Waldorf book. Pretty happy about these last two finds. All of the books I mentioned I already have are pretty darn good fb books. I really like the Tallman and Tatum books. I have all of Tallmans FB series of books and have two copies of the Defense Directory because I wore my first copy out.
I find many of these great football coaching books on Amazon, Abe Books, Thirftbooks, eBay and other used book sites. Just do a Google search. You can also find some of these online in various sites. Some books are now being republished in digital or print form. If I found a good link for purchasing a book in the great football coaching books Belichick list you will find them linked above. Good Luck.
Do you have a football book reading list? Man I do, and a wish list of books.
Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Keller / Ft Worth / DFW TX