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coach chuck curtis coverThe Life of Coach Chuck Curtis:

From the Spread Formation to Spreading the Word

as told to Brian Honea

96 pages, 6 x 9 • Paper $20.00
ISBN 978-0-87565-603-8


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Coach for the likes of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Arlington, Chuck Curtis was born in Midlothian, Texas, on July 15, 1935, to farmers John and Bonnie Curtis. From humble beginnings in the throes of the Great Depression, Chuck Curtis would go on to become one of the most successful quarterbacks in TCU history, one of Texas football’s most interesting figures, and a guiding hand of the Cowboy Church.


Through conversations with the author, Brian Honea, Coach Curtis chronicles his greatest achievements on and off the field—from playing backup quarterback for the New York Giants under offensive coordinator Vince Lombardi and defensive coordinator Tom Landry, to banking and ranching with Mickey Mantle.


These conversations also reveal the man behind the legend—one who was divorced, nearly committed suicide, and eventually found salvation through the grace of God and the love of his wife Carole and daughter Kim.


BRIAN HONEA has written and published the sports books Ahmo Power: The Story of the 1977 Texas 2A State Champion Wylie Pirates and Moon Shots and Short Hops: and Everything in Between. Honea lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he works as a freelance writer and editor and is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers.