Travels and Tribulations: A Coach's Journey 2014 Bob McDonald SIGNED ~ Chisholm High School, Minnesota Basketball ~ Autobiography


Title: Travels and Tribulations: A Coach's Journey

Author: Bob McDonald and Melody Swenson

Description: Inscribed by Bob McDonald (and Melody Swenson) on front free endpaper. Hardcover. Covers lightly rubbed, else fine. Thoroughly illustrated. 192 pages. A nice clean copy.

The autobiography of Robert ''Bob'' McDonald (1933-2020), Minnesota's all-time winningest basketball coach and a longtime teacher at Chisholm High School. He coached for 59 seasons, including 53 at Chisholm, amassed 1,012 career victories, and claimed three state Class 1A championships.

He begins with his early life in Chisholm, describing many interesting details regarding its culture in the 1930s and 1940s, and his family's background (the Perkovich family, from Croatia). This is followed by an account of his of his basketball career, as a player with Chisholm High School, Hibbing Junior College, and the University of Minnestota-Duluth, and then as coach at McGregor High School, Barnum High School, and his five decades at his alma mater, Chisholm High School. The final portion of the book describes his family life and travels, personal philosophy, and reflections on a life in Minnesota basketball.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: none

Publisher: W. A. Fisher Printing and Advertising
Place: Virginia, MN
Year: 2014

ISBN: 0692294317

Keywords: Minnesota, high school, basketball, Chisholm High School, memoir, Chisholm, biography, autobiography, Perkovich, Chisholm Bluestreaks,

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