Are you looking for the perfect blend of leadership, sports, and storytelling? Tales from the Hardwood is the book for you. Andrew Marotta does a masterful job of blending these three passions through twenty years of experience in all three areas. During his time as a Division 1 men’s college basketball official, Andrew learned a great deal about life and leadership through many ups and downs along the way. You will laugh, cry, and have your emotions moved through the powerful, true stories within the book. Enjoy the journey! #SurviveThrive #TalesfromtheHardwood @andrewmarotta21
Andrew Marotta uses short athletic stories to drive home leadership principles. Having a story that you can remember to help you lock the leadership principles in your mind is huge. This book is an enjoyable read and you will learn something in the process. From my perspective as NCAA National Coordinator of Officials, using officiating related stories has the added benefit of allowing the reader to know that officials are real people too. Enjoy the book, I know I did.
J.D. COLLINS, NCAA NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF OFFICIALS.
In Tales from the Hardwood, author Andrew Marotta shares his journey as a basketball official and the leadership lessons he learned along the way. This book is filled with countless stories that will make you want to keep reading, push you to pay closer attention to the little things in life that matter most, and inspire you to want to take action.
JIMMY CASAS, EDUCATOR, LEADERSHIP COACH, AUTHOR, SPEAKER
Tales from the Hardwood shares timeless leadership principles you can use to help grow yourself and your team. After reading this book, I added many tools to my leadership toolbox.
BRIAN CAIN, MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACH