Soccer Coach and Westport Writer Dan Woog on His New Book
In over 30 years as a youth and high school soccer coach, Dan Woog has seen it all. We Kick Balls: True Stories from the Youth Soccer Wars is a book for anyone who has teenagers or works with them. It’s about society as much as it’s about sports. Dan has met incredible young athletes, forged lifelong bonds, and had them tested by too many deaths. He’s learned what makes teenagers tick. He’s learned a lot about life. And he’s learned even more about himself.
Dan Woog is a Westport-based soccer coach, writer and educator. In 2003, Dan was named head coach at Staples High School. In his first nine years the Wreckers won four league championships, and one state title. He’s been named a national Coach of the Year, and been inducted into Connecticut’s Soccer Hall of Fame. Dan has been published in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today as well as authored 17 books, including the “Jocks” series, and a local history, Staples High School: 120 Years of A+ Education. His athletes are most impressed that he’s appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He blogs daily about life in his hometown, at www.danwoog06880.com.
Dan Woog on his book.