Building the Perfect Star: Changing the Trajectory of Sports and the People in Them

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6.1 X 0.9 X 9.1 inches | 1.32 pounds
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About the Author

Dr. Bob Ward was born on the Fourth of July, the son of a World War I veteran and was partly raised in an orphanage. Ward became a self-made man and one of the most important players in the evolution of professional sports. A former small college athlete, Ward learned by doing. He played. He coached. He trained. Ward believed in the analytics of sports long before it became a part of sports vernacular. What strength and performance coaches--and the athletes themselves--do today to prepare for a game can be traced to Dr. Bob Ward.
Mac Engel is a sports columnist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has written two books: Tony Romo: America's Next Quarterback, and Texas Stadium: America's Home Field. He has covered the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas Cowboys as well as multiple Super Bowls, Olympics, NBA Finals, Rose Bowls, and college football championships. Engel has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at TCU Schieffer School of Journalism and he currently serves as an on-air personality and contributor to CBS KRLD The Fan in Dallas.


Bob Ward changed the game forever from a strength and a conditioning standpoint. The guy who had more of an impact than any other person in the Dallas Cowboys' organization other than Coach Tom Landry was Dr. Bob Ward. -- Danny White, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, 1976-88 "Interview for book"
His ideas and his thoughts and his programs. I really do think that Bob Ward had a lot to do with all of those winning seasons we had in Dallas. To this day, if you talk to the players he worked with, we are all crazy about him. -- Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, 1969-'79: Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1985 "Interview for the book"
"Bob Ward changed the game forever from a strength and a conditioning standpoint. It wasn't just working on the arms or the legs or the conditioning, it was about the soul and spirit. Bob Ward, in my opinion, was the most underrated part of the Dallas Cowboys' dynasty in the '70s and the '80s. " -- Danny White, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, 1976-88 "Danny White, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, 1976-88"