Larry Geigle wrote this book so that his daughters and grandchildren could understand more about his life. Raised in Beaverton, Oregon, he had what was in many ways a wonderful and exciting childhood. He was an excellent athlete, with a loving family and great friends. But while serving in the navy during the Vietnam War, he suffered a severe trauma that would impact the rest of his life—carrying the effects with him even as he became the popular educator and coach with the affectionate nickname: “Coachbear 30.”
After that, Larry had to fight his way through life—suffering many defeats, but always finding a way to achieve success. He loved sharing with his students what he learned—helping them grow in the face of their own defeats, and teaching them that it was okay to celebrate their victories. Coachbear 30: The Life and Times of Coach Larry Geigle may help you, too—making you laugh (and maybe cry) along the way.