Former Marine Matt Zeigler worked eight years as a writer and photojournalist in the newspaper industry before embarking on an author's path. During the 1990s he traveled extensively throughout the Southeast covering the greatest athletes of American sports. Zeigler, a 1993 graduate of Troy University, has also published College Football Schemes and Techniques; Wild Alabama; Wild Alabama: Winter Haven; Wild Alabama: The American Robin; Sports Shooter: A Photographer's Story; and 1990s NFL Flashback.
1990s Alabama Flashback: The Stallings Era, explores the Crimson Tide’s return to the top of college football in the early 1990s. As a disciple of the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant as both a player and coach, Gene Stallings’ discipline, tenacity and football savvy was exactly what the Tide needed to win the 1992 National Championship.
Bird Water: Appalachian Foothills by award-winning photographer Matt Zeigler captures the aquatic behavior of ducks and land birds at eastern Alabama’s Lake Mitchell. The author presents images of the Drake Mallard, Wild Peking and Black Muscovy ducks as they interact at Lake Mitchell; nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Award-winning writer and photographer Matt Zeigler went afield in the central Alabama bush to produce Wild Alabama. Explore the wonders of birds as exhibited by their feeding habits; mating rituals; defense of territory; and raising young. Also discover little-known facts about their intelligence and the struggles they endure from migration, nature and man just to survive from season-to-season.
Matt Zeigler's Total Football: Latin American Soccer in Alabama is a thrilling photo book that captures the spectacular action and drama of the world's most popular sport. The author, a USA Book News 2010 Best Books Award Winner for photography, depicts the skill and dedication of Alabama's Latin American immigrants in 2011.
Matt Zeigler presents the Northern Mockingbird; a common, widespread species that can sing a song by day or into the night. Its gray-brown plumage lacks the vivid color of other species, but its assertive behavior dominates the territory and provides interesting views for birdwatchers.
Wild Alabama: American Robin is a thrilling look at the interesting habits of the species in natural settings. Award-winning author and photographer Matt Zeigler’s passion to capture robins in flight unexpectedly revealed how they interact with each other and alone to accomplish objectives
Matt Zeigler’s Wild Alabama: Winter Haven, takes a spectacular journey into the winter habitat of birds in central Alabama during the winter of 2010-2011. Through the use of 95 full-color images Zeigler presents the American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Song Sparrow and other native/migrant species in their winter territory.
Into The Wildflowers is a photographic exhibit of the diverse wildlife that thrives in a naturally-occurring Central Alabama wildflower field. Award-winning photographer Matt Zeigler reveals this exciting expose with eighty images of several butterfly species.
Over The Side: Black Marines of WWII is a story of men who not only overcame the challenge of the Marine Corps and war, but perils of racism as well. Their saga began at Montford Point in North Carolina, where combat units were forged that served in the Marines’ gallant amphibious assault campaigns of World War II’s Pacific Theater.
Matt Zeigler's College Football Schemes and Techniques-Offensive Field Guide explores offensive and special teams methods utilized on the collegiate level. Coaches, players and fans can learn the schemes and techniques of some of the best programs in college football.
Matt Zeigler tells a part-true sci-fi tale of his voluntary abduction into the U.S. Marine Corps. More than any organization on Earth, U.S. Marines are alien in both thoughts and actions. Zeigler recounts in vivid details how he was transformed from a high school jock into a trained killer. Part I delves into the author's mental/physical torture by his Drill Instructors at Parris Island.
Three Block War is 21st Century warfare defined. A clash of highly-trained and motivated warriors equipped with modern weaponry, opposed by a brutal cornucopia of asymmetrical zealotry and international terrorism, thriving in a land saturated with Soviet munitions.
Matt Zeigler's College Football Schemes and Techniques explores offensive, defensive and special teams methods utilized on the collegiate level. Coaches with experience in every major conference are the primary sources for CFST, including the SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East and PAC 12, plus the NFL and CFL.