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DAVE NEWHOUSE at Books Inc. Alameda

Dave Newhouse author photo and The Incredible Slip Madigan author photo

Retired Oakland Tribune writer and columnist Dave Newhouse discusses his engaging biographical work, The Incredible Slip Madigan: The Flamboyant Coach Who Modernized Football.

Slip Madigan was a football coach like no other--a visionary, raconteur, and entrepreneur who brought the sport into the modern age. His St. Mary's College teams in the 1920s and 1930s travelled more miles, dressed more flamboyantly, and scored more upsets than any other team in the land. His teams were the first West Coast teams to go to Hawaii and the East Coast. The glib, oft-quoted Madigan built tiny St. Mary's into a national power, playing before record crowds, even without its own stadium. His playbook bore imagination as the Galloping Gaels out-hit, out-thought, and out-played major opponents with much larger student bodies. Slip Madigan was a coach for all time, yet far ahead of his time. He truly was one of a kind.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA

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