Dan Woog is a Westport, Conn.-based soccer coach, writer and educator.
In 2003 he was named head coach at Staples High School – his alma mater. In his first nine years the Wreckers won four league championships, and one state title. They reached the state finals two other times, amassing an overall record of 140-32-16. The high school’s highly acclaimed website is www.StaplesSoccer.com.
Dan has been named Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (youth level), Connecticut High School Soccer Coaches Association, Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. In 2000 he was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.
A graduate of Brown University, Dan has written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, and been published in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. His 16 books include Jocks: True Stories of America’s Gay Male Athletes and the sequel Jocks 2: Coming Out To Play.
He is a nationally known speaker, and appears often on radio and television (including a memorable stint on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"). He blogs daily about life in his hometown, at www.danwoog06880.com.
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Where to buy in print
WE KICK BALLS: True Stories From The Youth Soccer Wars
In over 30 years coaching soccer, Dan Woog has seen and done it all. He’s taken teams around the world. Dealt with astonishing life – and death – situations. Seen every type of player (and parent). Learned what makes teenagers tick. And learned a lot about himself along the way. “We Kick Balls” is “funny, warm, courageous and edifying.”
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