Wayne Coffey
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Wayne Coffey

Wayne Coffey is one of the country's most acclaimed sports journalists, forging an alternate career route after his initial plan - replacing Mickey Mantle in the Yankee outfield - did not pan out. A former writer for the New York Daily News and the author of more than thirty books, including five New York Times bestsellers, he is a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer and been frequently honored by the Associated Press for his sports feature writing. Coffey co-authored Mariano Rivera's bestselling memoir, The Closer, R. A. Dickey's Wherever I Wind Up and Carli Lloyd's When Nobody Was Watching, and also worked with Urban Meyer on his leadership book, Above The Line. The Boys of Winter, Coffey's chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that beat the Soviet Union in Lake Placid, is widely regarded as one of the best hockey books ever written.
Coffey's latest work, They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History, will be released next month.

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    • Above the Line

    • Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
    • By: Urban Meyer, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960

    Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State's head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team's remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any coach at any level

    • By John Hirsch on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • They Said It Couldn't Be Done

    • The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
    • By: Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Gary Cohen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The astonishing story of the 1969 Miracle Mets, the most improbable World Series champions in baseball history, from Wayne Coffey, the best-selling author of The Boys of Winter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You don’t have to be a fan

    • By paul on 04-17-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Boys of Winter

    • The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
    • By: Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    They were the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but...

    • By S. B. Guilfoyle on 02-13-18
    • The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
    • By: Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Closer

    • By: Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Michael Kay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome memoir, I only wish it was longer

    • By Brock on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • When Nobody Was Watching

    • My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World
    • By: Carli Lloyd, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Lynde Houck, Carli Lloyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    From the celebrated star of the US Women's National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should've just read the book.

    • By becky on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Wherever I Wind Up

    • My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball
    • By: R. A. Dickey, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated by: Ben Hunter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The Glass Castle meets Ball Four as Mets knuckleballer R. A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big leagues....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Marred (for me) by unfortunate performance issues

    • By Anthony on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $19.49

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