From the Inside Cover:


“A heartfelt account from the winningest high school football coach in Kentucky.  Every page emphasizes Philip’s commitment to Faith, Family, and Football.  Beyond a sports story, it is a playbook as a successful life.”

Kenny Rice, NBC sports

“Highly entertaining.  An inside look at Kentucky high school football, through the eyes of one of its top coaches.  Through the medium of football, intertwined with a foundation of faith, this book leads to a remarkable story of success.”
Tony DeMeo, Retired College Head Football Coach

Philip Haywood’s commitment to faith, family and football highlights every chapter of his book and explains why this man has coached the most winning games in Kentucky high school history!  “He gets it.”  The Xs and Os, the wins and losses are covered. Yet it is the spirit of teaching, preparing, influencing, pushing, loving, caring, and driving young men to be the best that they can be at what they are doing in this time of their life that is at the heart of this book.  They will all leave football at some point, but they will never forget what Coach Haywood taught them. “He gets it.”
Jeff Van Note, Retired NFL Player, Atlanta Falcons

“Philip Haywood is not just a football coach; he’s a life coach.  He’s a winner at bringing out the best in people, not just players. Faith, Family, and Football is a playbook on how to do both.”
Mike Fields, Sportswriter, Lexington Herald-Leader

Coach Haywood gets it right in his book Faith, Family, and Football.  As coaches and family, we should teach and live these priorities.
Grant Teaff, Executive Director,
American Football Coaches Association