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Jeff Eckert is a father of three grown children that he coached for 1,000 games in baseball, softball, and basketball. His avocation is officiating high school varsity basketball for the last 15 years and, more recently, high school volleyball. He worked over 5,000 games and is blessed to have been selected to work seven division 5A and 6A postseason high school basketball tournaments so far.


As a “dad coach” and official, Jeff has seen the best and worst sportsmanship. This is why he is sharing his memories and insights in this book and trying to influence a more positive arc in sportsmanship.

Book Contributors


Back row (L to R): Chris Wolsleger, Chuck Floyd, Jack Messer, Jeff Gottstein


Front row (L to R): Dick O’Leary, Jeff Eckert, Linda Weber, Jim Clark


Not pictured: Lee Whitman, David Blackhurst, Dan Woicke

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