Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina

Hurricane Season A Coach His Team and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina There s always a point in the season when you re faced with a challengeand you see what you re capable of And you grow up J T Curtis head coach John Curtis Christian School PatriotsOn Saturday Augu

  • Title: Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina
  • Author: Neal Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781416540700
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There s always a point in the season when you re faced with a challengeand you see what you re capable of And you grow up J.T Curtis, head coach, John Curtis Christian School PatriotsOn Saturday, August 27, 2005, the John Curtis Patriots met for agrueling practice in the late summer New Orleans sun, the air a visiblefog of humidity They had pulled off a 19 0 shutouThere s always a point in the season when you re faced with a challengeand you see what you re capable of And you grow up J.T Curtis, head coach, John Curtis Christian School PatriotsOn Saturday, August 27, 2005, the John Curtis Patriots met for agrueling practice in the late summer New Orleans sun, the air a visiblefog of humidity They had pulled off a 19 0 shutout in their pre seasongame the night before, but it was a game full of dumb mistakes Headcoach J.T Curtis was determined to drill those mistakes out of thembefore their highly anticipated next game, which sportswriters haddubbed the Battle of the Bayou against a big team coming in all theway from Utah As fate played out, that afternoon was the last time thePatriots would see one another for weeks some teammates they d neversee again Hurricane Katrina was about to tear their lives apart.The Patriots are a most unlikely football dynasty There is a small, nondescript, family run school, the buildings constructed by hand by theschool s founding patriarch, John Curtis Sr In this era of high schoolfootball as big business with 20,000 seat stadiums, John Curtis has nostadium of its own The team plays an old school offense, and CoachCurtis insists on a no cut policy, giving every kid who wants to play achance As of 2005, they d won nineteen state championships in Curtis sthirty five years of coaching, making him the second most winning highschool coach ever Curtis has honed to a fine art the skill of teachingplayers how to transcend their natural talents No screamer, he strivesto teach kids about playing with purpose, the power of respect, dignity, poise, patience, trust in teamwork, and the payoff of perseverance, showing them how to be winners not only on the gridiron, but in life, and making boys into men Hurricane Katrina would put those lessons tothe test of a lifetime Hurricane Season is the story of a great coach, his team, his family, and their school and a remarkable fight back from shocking tragedy Itis a story of football and faith, and of the transformative power of ateam that rises above adversity, and above its own abilities, to cometogether again and prove what they re made of It is the gripping storyof how, as one player put it, football became my place of peace.

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    1. (five stars from a.)and i am so understanding why. this is a story about football, and a story about a school that is a family (literally), and i swear, i want to pack up and move to jefferson parish and teach at john curtis christian school. this is also a story of katrina, and the devastation, and the horror and the continued trauma that the region experienced. i cried. i admit it, i read the entire thing in one sitting while waiting for the babysitting family to come home, and i cried. i crie [...]

    2. In Hurricane Season, written by Neal Thompson, a team is trying to get back to their normal lives after losing everything because of Hurricane Katrina. The book talks how in the 1970's a young man named John Curtis created a school because the other schools in New Orleans area were segregated. John then hired his son as the coach. His son created a national powerhouse high school football team. At the start of the season Katrina wipes out everything and everyone is all around the southeast of th [...]

    3. "Hurricane Season" is a true story about triumph through hardship for a private Christian school's football team in New Orleans overcoming the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. This book takes a personal look at the devastation that Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita caused within six weeks. It's about a High School football coach's and his players’ commitment to their school and team in midst of chaos and turmoil. It's about how football can pull a community together. I particularl [...]

    4. This was a heart-wrenching, but inspiring story of one school's football team and student body and how they dealt with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The John Curtis Patriots and their coaches are a wonderful story of achieving against the odds. The students are forced to evacuate with their families when Katrina hits. The administrators/coaches make sure they open the school back up as soon as they can. That is just what the students need. The football team ends up winning [...]

    5. I picked up this book because it was about football, but I when finished I found myself more knowledgeable about New Orleans and exactly what went on there leading up to, during, and following Katrina. This book is, so far, the most comprehensive recount of all of the travesty that occurred almost 3 years ago. The only major issue I have with the book is that it is marketed as a sports book and while sports does serve as the hook for the story, the story itself is much more about the city of New [...]

    6. A great book. I like football and went to work for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, so I thought it was a great story, and very well told. Even without those connections I think you would enjoy this book that follows the lives of several members of a football team that is affected by Hurricane Katrina.

    7. This book was an amazing in depth look at both the sport of football (one I personally hate by the way) and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. It is a shame that some people might be put off by the tie in with football since it is fascinating non-fiction that is not only for Monday night quarterbacks.

    8. The devastation, heartbreak, horror and hope of Hurricane Katrina, framed around a season of football at one of the greatest New Orleans HS football powers. Moved me to tears at several points. Highly recommended.

    9. A very good book about how important something like Football became when the areas hit by Katrina had nothing to look forward too. Good read!

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