|About the Book|
On April 30, 1984, the cover of Sports Illustrated featured a photograph of an old black leather football helmet with a large white skull and crossbones crudely painted on the helmets front center. The title of the cover article was the Toughest Coach There Ever Was. The artice, written by Frank Deford, was an amazing 18 pages in length, and remains one of the longest (if not he longest) article ever to appear in the world-famous magazine. who was the aricle about? Not Vince Lombardi, or Bear Bryant, or any other prominent professional or major college coach. The article was about an unknown junior college coach from Scooba, Mississippi.