- This event has passed.
November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For 25 years Sherri Coale roamed the sideline at the University of Oklahoma as the architect and head coach of one of the most respected women’s basketball programs in the country. In 2021, Coale stepped away from her collegiate coaching career to devote time to her lifelong passion for writing. In her first book, Rooted to Rise…The Redwood Legacies of Life-Anchoring People, she shares some of the indelible lessons she’s learned from many of the remarkable connections in her life.
The stories found in Rooted to Rise are about fighting for what you believe in and not falling for what you don’t. They are about situations and circumstances, mountains and hurdles, celebrations and victory dances. They are about love and loss and finding the good in the midst of hard things. But mostly, Coale’s stories are about what the world and the people in it can teach us if we’re willing to let it.
Through Coale’s cast of characters, you will discover that greatness can come in all shapes and sizes. You will recognize difference making in its myriad of everyday forms, and you’ll be reminded that access to it is not reserved for a gifted few. You will meet celebrities, kindergarten teachers, old fashioned ball coaches, cancer warriors, parents and grandparents, and a bunch of amazing young women determined to leave their stories better than they found them. You will read about soaring victories and gut -wrenching losses. And you’ll feel the relativity of both.
Sherri Coale’s numbers as a coach speak for themselves. She led her Oklahoma program to three Final Fours, six Big 12 conference championships, four Big 12 conference tournament titles, and 19 straight NCAA appearances. Before coaching at Oklahoma, she led Norman High School to two state championships. Coale is a member of multiple Halls of Fame including the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
For more information visit sherricoale.com
Copies of Rooted to Rise are available at Magic City Books starting on October 18. You can also order a copy to have signed by Coach Coale at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/rooted-to-rise/910.