Always Fall Forward: Life Lessons I'll Never Forget From "The Coach"
:"Make your mistakes full speed." "Always fall forward." "There are worse things than dying." Todd Gerelds, author of the bestselling book and hit movie Woodlawn , believes the most meaningful life lessons he has learned have been on the...
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:"Make your mistakes full speed." "Always fall forward." "There are worse things than dying."
Todd Gerelds, author of the bestselling book and hit movie Woodlawn, believes the most meaningful life lessons he has learned have been on the playing field. The voice of his coach rings in his head when life gets tough or when his day becomes off-kilter. It just happens that his coach's voice is also his father's. His dad was Tandy "The Coach" Gerelds, the subject of Woodlawn and the man who led his team to victory in the racially charged atmosphere of 1970s Alabama. The Coach led his team both on and off the field, always speaking wisdom wherever he went. For him, leading his team wasn't a responsibility he took lightly. After all, the Coach wasn't just training these boys to be good football players-he was helping them build the foundation to becoming good men.
In Always Fall Forward, join the Coach's son, Todd Gerelds, as he reflects on fifty-two of his dad's most formative "coachisms." From "Your stance is critical" to "One play at a time," you, too, will start hearing the strong and encouraging voice of the Coach when life hits you hard. Packed with life application, Always Fall Forward challenges men each week to live the way the Coach lived-grounded in faith and willing to stand up for what he believed-no matter the cost.
You won't want to forget these lessons-both on and off the field.
Todd Gerelds, son of Legendary Alabama high school coach Tandy Gerelds, witnessed God's transforming grace at Woodlawn and throughout his dad's life. Todd is honored to tell the amazing story of redemption that happened at Woodlawn and changed countless lives forever. Tandy Gerelds's career spanned four decades and also included coaching stints at Shoals Christian School (AL), Belmont High School (MS), and Deshler High School where Todd played for his father, and where Coach Gerelds won the Alabama State Championship in 1990. His Deshler team broke the all-time scoring record at that time (603