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Former Notre Dame Coach and ESPN Commentator to Share Life Lessons

Former Notre Dame basketball coach and ESPN commentator Richard "Digger" Phelps, will discuss his book, "Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach," during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, Jan. 25 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis (4th and Washington).

The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail, leave your name and phone number and reference the book club to reserve a spot today. For more information, go to

According to the publisher, head basketball coach of Notre Dame at age 29 - position he held for more than two decades with a 100 percent graduation rate - an attention-getting figure in President George H. W. Bush's anti-drug program, a part-time ambassador, a nationally adored ESPN commentator and a possible Presidential candidate, Phelps has done it all.

"Undertaker's Son" is an eminently readable, inspirational, account of how he rose from an unmotivated student in small-town Beacon, New York, to a nationally known figure who attracts attention wherever he goes. One lesson: Do it today, for tomorrow might not come - a hard lesson he learned while apprenticing at his father's funeral home. In

"Undertaker's Son," the irrepressible Phelps gives advice that really matters, whether it's how to get ahead in business, make the right decision or plan for the future. Here also is Phelps's plan for a better America in these contentious times. Brutally honest, inspirational and often humorous, Phelps's message will appeal to anyone seeking an edge in business or life.