John Powless: A Life Well Played tells the story of this remarkable athlete, coach and mentor. Among his accomplishments:
Illinois state high school tennis champion.
Played in first U.S. Open (tennis) at age 18.
All-America honors in tennis at Murray State, where he never lost a singles or doubles match in 3 years.
Stand-out basketball player at Murray State.
Two-time NCAA basketball championships as an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati.
Head basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin.
Coach of the “U.S. Junior Davis Cup” team that included Dennis Ralston, Stan Smith and Arthur Ashe.
Multiple world tennis titles as player and coach.
Ranked number 1 in the world in each International Tennis Federation age category.
Current number 1 player in the ITF’s 85 age group.
First live television tennis clinic on NBC’s Today Show.
PTR Senior Player of the Millennium, player of the decade and player of the year.
Author Dan Smith has written and produced more than 30 hours of network non-fiction television and written numerous magazine articles. John Powless: A Life Well Played is his first book.
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