In the Presence of Greatness: My Fifty-Two Years in Football

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Larry Kennan and Stephen Michael Kennan
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In the Presence of Greatness: My Fifty-Two Years in Football is a collection of stories and memories about the life and career of football coach Larry Kennan. It encapsulates his career and showcases his many accomplishments and contributions to the game of football. It is also Coach Kennan’s way of giving thanks to the many people who helped him become a coach, and also all who helped him along his way. His career and life in football spanned more than 50 years, and in addition to coaching teams to a Super Bowl and World Bowl Championship, he crossed paths with many great players and coaches. This story takes a look inside at the life of a coach, going beyond just X’s and O’s. It touches on the human side of sports and reveals details about sports and American culture that you may not have considered before. It is a heartfelt look at what a coach and his family experience in professional and amateur sports. But most of all, it is a celebration of a great man’s career and life devoted to the great American sport of football.

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  • 5
    In the presence of greatness

    Posted by Steve and Susan Walters on May 22nd 2022

    A very informative and well written book about life as a college and NFL football coach and the first head of the NFL coaches association. It gives insight into what goes on behind the scenes with players, coaches, and team personnel. Larry and his son, Stephen, give a very unique human perspective into how a coach’ job affects the entire family, Larry gives credit to many people he worked with which is why he Is so respected by them. A worthwhile and heartfelt

  • 5
    True Greatness

    Posted by Courtney Berger on May 21st 2022

    This is such a great book you won’t be able to put down. The words and insights from Coach Kennan are beautifully written and a must read for not only any football fan, but anyone who enjoys leadership, life lessons, and great storytelling. Coach Kennan is a true inspiration!