About Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda The Early Days
Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda The Early Days – Book 1: An Alamogordo Tiger Tale of the Historical Crossroads of Football, Track & Field & Cross Country In Building New Mexico Pride
“Resilience, happiness and freedom; that is what I felt when I read, Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda: The Early Days. During these dark and down days in sports, due to political unrest and the public health issues; this book is a refreshing look at a positive sports history, with detailed research and great inspirational stories of each sports season covered.
A history lesson (with records dating back to the start of interscholastic sports in the early 1900’s), part inspirational story with tales of NFL and Olympic heroes; this book gives us hope for better days ahead by reflecting on an inspirational past. Coach Sepulveda rekindles my belief in the athletes and the coaches that make up interscholastic sports. Buy this book to learn and to be entertained” – David Andres, Sportsman Continental, North America Bureau
He’s certainly not alone, but his character, integrity and influence, on so many people, goes well beyond the geographic bounds of Alamogordo or New Mexico. His story is one of hope and inspiration as is the story of his many athletes. “Coach Bob Sepulveda is just a good, hard-working coach and a good responsible person who cared about the kids in his charge. That for anyone who’s paying attention, is all the message that’s necessary”, per a Commentary by Rich Wright Assistant Sports Editor, The Albuquerque Journal.
Stories include interviews and first-hand accounts of athletes and coaches some of which went on to the NFL, Olympic Trials, professional or political successes. No book would be complete without some tearful stories with tragic endings but overall this book will educate, inspire and remind each of us of the good within each of us. Coach Bob Sepulveda, the central figure spent his entire adult life (30 years at Alamogordo High School)- imparting qualities in athletics that are supposed to carry over into life: teamwork, dedication, punctuality, leadership, sacrifice and poise. A must-read for any sports enthusiast.
About the Authors
About the Authors: Chris Edwards & Rene Sepulveda
Executive Coach, Essayist & Author Chris Edwards: is recognized as a mentor in teaching those around him the skills of positive self-esteem and business success. Chris’s releases have ranked in the Amazon top 100 in “Self Esteem Self Help” and in “Self Help Short Reads”. Chris’s releases include 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle and 2 Hours Unplugged: Unplug & Reconnect which launched as a #1 New Release on Amazon in the “Information Theory” Category containing books on technology and their impact to quality of life. Chris Edwards is a respected leader and mentor well regarded in speaking engagements around the country.
Author, Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist & Coach Rene Sepulveda: is recognized for his 8 NCAA & Conference Awards for Coach of the Year. As a university level Track & Field Coach he developed; 3 Track & Field Olympians, 4 NCAA Individual Division I National Champions, 22 NCAA All-Americans and 34 Individual Conference Champions. Rene Sepulveda is an accomplished athlete in his own right. He placed 2nd Place Overall San Francisco Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013,Finalist 1500m World Masters Track & Field Championships, holds 5 USATF Masters Track & Field National Championship Medals, A Top 20 finisher at the US Snowshoe National Championships, and a 2 time 2-time US Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier 1996 & 2000. Coach Rene Sepulveda has tailored running and core fitness programs to a wide variety of clients at all levels and ages. Many of these programs focus on increasing sports performance and returning from injuries (rehabilitative exercise training), while others focus on weight loss and muscle building. Rene’s highly popular training groups programs for Tough Mudder events, The Men’s Health Urbanathlon and Spartan races have gained him a great number of followers.
Together, the two have partnered on a series of books; focused around fitness, sports history and healthy life balance. The current endeavor is a book series, beginning with book 1 of a 3 part series. The book series is titled: Coach Robert Sepulveda: the Historical Crossroads of Football, Track & Field and Cross Country In Building New Mexico Pride.
Book 1 available now, is Coach Robert Sepulveda: The Early Days Book 1.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The book series covers Coach Bob Sepulveda, New Mexico Coach of the Year for boy’s track; 1982, 1991 and 1996. Received the NHSACA Region 8 Coach of the Year in 1982, 1991 and 1996, Section 6 Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1996. Along with his wife Marilyn, both, received the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Level IV Coaching Milestone ring in 1989. He and his wife Marilyn were inducted into the Alamogordo Tiger Hall of Fame in 1988. Coach Bob Sepulveda was named the head track coach in 1969 and during his 27 years as head coach his teams won 19 District Championships, 5 State Championships, 1 second place finish and 5 third place finishes. His teams also won 170 Invitational Track meets. He had 102 athletes win a first place medal at the New Mexico State Track Meet.
This book series, beginning with book 1, is an Alamogordo Tiger Tale of the Historical Crossroads of Football, Track & Field and Cross Country In Building New Mexico Pride. Co-written by authors; Chris Edwards & Rene Sepulveda, the book series begins with the Alamogordo, New Mexico athletic program in 1916 and progresses through today. The focus is on the Track and Field and its paths that crossed into interscholastic football and cross country. The book is a comprehensive history that tells the stories of the many personalities from 1916 to 1996 that influenced New Mexico interscholastic sports in Track and Field, Cross Country, High School Football and beyond. Coach Bob Sepulveda had the longest consecutive State Track & Field Winning streak in the 90s of any New Mexico Coach. The book highlights the records and the stories of hundreds of athletes.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested “Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda The Early Days”? Is it directed at any particular market?
Coaches, athletes, parents of high school and college athletes, women’s sports buffs, track and field, cross country and football fans. Those that like history and biographies.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I like Thomas Wolfs books and always found historical fiction such on the US founding fathers of interest.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Don’t seek perfection. If it feels right go for it. There will always be critics and naysayers ignore them and follow your passion, Those that do can those that don’t always will live with regrets of what if.