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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS HOCKEY, DIANA ROSS, AND A PASSION FOR DOGS?


Background Information

The major influences in my life were my grandparentsI had a difficult relationship with my parents and my paternal grandmother was always there to comfort me and believe in me.  My maternal grandfather stoked my intellectual curiousity and my love of reading.

My motivation for writing depends upon the subject.  I love the challenge of communicating my thoughts, convictions, and humor through the written word.  Conversations become vapor, thoughts come and go, but the written word is FOREVER.

 


 

Birth Place
Chicago, IL USA
Accomplishments

SCHOLASTIC:

-HIGH SCHOOL SENIORCLASS PRESIDENT, VOTED MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED.

-1980 MOST OUTSTANDING GRADUATING STUDENT, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

-PHI THETA KAPPA HONORS SOCIETY
-VALEDICTORIAN, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

-1984 GRADUATED WITH HIGH HONORS, DEGREE IN HISTORY, NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE


ATHLETICS, PLAYING:

-MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, NJCAA NATIONAL COLLEGE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 1979

-MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT 1980 ( BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER IN NJCAA HISTORY TO WIN THE AWARD TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS )

-CAPTAIN, 1980 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

-NJCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN GOALIE 1980

-JERSEY RETIRED BY THE COLLEGE OF DUPAGE 1980



ATHLETICS COACHING:

-WINNINGEST COACH IN ILLINOIS AAA HOCKEY HISTORY

-1983-TEAM WON TIER II MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

-1984 TEAM WON JUNIOR A USA HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

-1994 TEAM WON BANTAM AAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

-1997 TEAM WON MIDGET AAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

-12 ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPION TEAMS

-1986 JUNIOR C NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP

-1996 MIDGET AAA NATIONAL RUNNERS UP

-1998 MIDGET AAA NATIONAL RUNNERS UP

-MEMBER, SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY RESEARCH

-PAST PRESIDENT, CHICAGO MISSION AAA HOCKEY CLUB

-DIRECTOR, 29 YEARS, MIDWEST GOALIE SCHOOL

-HEAD COACH, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY-ILLINOIS GOLD HOCKEY TEAM



-3 BOOKS PUBLISHED:

-GLENN HALL, THE MAN THEY CALL MR. GOALIE

-A LIFETIME TO GET HERE: DIANA ROSS, THE AMERICAN DREAM GIRL

-RUBY'S HUMANS: A DOGS-EYE MEMOIR



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