Books

Dr. Donald Staffo is the author of nine books.

  • I Love Alabama/I Hate Auburn Triumph Books, 2012
  • Alabama Football: Saban Leads Crimson Tide to the 2009 National Championship, American Press, 2010
  • Alabama Football: Stallings to Saban - A Roller Coaster Ride: An Analysis of the Unversity of Alabama Football Program from 1992-2009, American Press, 2009                                   "Interesting insights and interviews from some key figures. Brings out many of the facts and will enlighten fans as to what really transpired behind the scenes. Provides an historical perspective.
    Interesting, informative and easy to read. A good book, I recommend it to all Alabama fans."
    Rodney Orr
    TiderInsider.com/Tider Insider TV
  • Bama After Bear: Turmoil and Tranquility in Tuscaloosa:An Analysis of the University of Alabama Football Program from 1983-1992, Sevgo Press, 1992 

    What national and local reviewers said:


    "A documentary work...breaks new ground...Bama fans will want this one in their collection"- Alabama Alumni Magazine

    "Don Staffo has been diligent in ascertaining the facts. Few Alabama fans will fail to find his findings interesting"- Kirk McNair, Editor of Bama Magazine

    "A definitive book about Alabama attitudes...scrupulously researched...offers sharp, objective overview"- Scholastic Coach (New York City)

    "Chronicles the intense pressure on Alabama football coaches"- USA Today

    "A good book. I recommend Alabama fans read it and draw their own conclusions"- Danny Sheridan, USA Today and TV analyst

    "An outstanding book about Alabama attitudes...well-written, informative"- Harry Lee, Secretary Treasurer of the Tuscaloosa Quarterback Club and the Alabama A-Club

  • Wilbur Crisp: Early Coach, Inventor, Innovator and Sports Entrepreneur, Sevgo Press, 1998               

    Book credited with getting Coach Crisp inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame and the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Born in 1891, Crisp was a basketball pioneer who invented the rebound/tap-in rim, adjustable baskets seen in driveways throughout the country, wall-size basketball timers, the first backward-moving score clock, and blinders to teach dribbling. Crisp also invented the first timer used for NCAA wrestling matches, came up with the red and green anklets worn by all wrestlers and improved score books for basketball and wrestling.

    A legendary coach, he coached Little Falls, N.Y. to a state championship in 1930 in a "Hoosiers story" a couple of decades before Hoosiers. Should be of interest to basketball and history buffs.

    Book received favorable national reviews by the Associated Press and was noted in USA Today.

  • Basic Tumbling: A Manual for Teaching Elementary through College Level, American Press, 2007
  • Teaching Basketball Skills for Physical Education. Boston: American Press, 2006
  • Basketball, American Press, 2004 
  • Healthy Living, Birmingham: Colonial Press, 1992

 

Coming soon:

In the Zone: Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball

 

 



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