Navy Football: Return to Glory
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Navy football holds a unique place in college athletics as one of the oldest and most prestigious programs the game has ever known. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Midshipmen were nationally recognized by the major bowl games they played and Heisman Trophy–winning players Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach. Although the program struggled mightily to maintain relevancy in subsequent years, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk kick-started the renaissance of Navy football by hiring Coach Paul Johnson in 2001. The team’s current coach, Ken Niumatalolo, once fired by the academy in the dining room of a McDonald’s in 1998, returned to become the winningest coach in school history. Author T.C. Cameron charts the story of Navy football and steers readers through the reemergence of an iconic program representing our nation’s finest.
The History Press
: 9781625859990
: The History Press
: 10/09/2017
: Maryland
: Sports
: 42 Black And White
: 192
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Author and journalist T.C. Cameron covered sports and the Naval Academy for the Capital-Gazette newspapers, part of the Baltimore Sun Media Group, from 2009 to 2015. This is his third title with Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, having published Metro Detroit’s High School Football Rivalries (2008) and Metro Detroit’s High School Basketball Rivalries (2009). Cameron holds a degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University and has been an Annapolis resident since 2009. He’s an unabashed fan of the narrative found in sports.
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