George Bolzoni has always been an avid reader interested in books related to sports, fitness, and inspirational stories.
As a kid, when George wasn’t playing sports, he was off somewhere lost in a book, gaining inspiration reading about the perspectives and stories of different athletes or simply expanding his imagination from a fantasy tale.
Throughout his education and professional career, George Bolzoni has continued his passion for reading. He is always looking for a great author or series to immerse himself in when he has some spare time.
Two of his favorite books that he often recommends to friends, family, and fellow lovers of sports and health and fitness include “Don’t Put Me In, Coach” by Mark Titus and “The Hoops Whisperer” by Idan Ravin.
- “Don’t Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench”
Through the eyes of the well known and extremely successful benchwarmer, Mark Titus, “Don’t Put Me In Coach” provides an exclusive insider’s look of the NCAA Ohio State Men’s Basketball program. During his four years with the team, Mark Titus scored a grand total of nine points while also setting the record for the most career wins in Ohio State history. He also started his successful and widely popular blog, Club Trillion and became a motivational and inspirational figures to other bench players and beyond. While he may not have been a college basketball star, he managed to stay focused and create his own path in a way that is admired by George Bolzoni and other college sports fans.
- “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball’s Best Players”
Another inspiring sports story, “The Hoops Whisperer” tells the journey of a man who was able to quit his ordinary day job to take on the opportunity of his dreams. Idan Ravin had a good job working with a law firm, making good money, but he wasn’t really happy with the direction of his career path. He always had a passion for basketball, but was never quite good enough to play in college or make a foreseeable career as an athlete. With strong work ethic and passion, he decided to quit his job one day and take a change helping one of his friends, Juan Dixon, train for the NBA. Soon enough, this caught the attention of other NBA athletes and his popularity began to grow greatly within the league Idan Ravin is now a full time personal trainer for NBA players and his successful in his dream job. As someone with similar goals and career mindset, George Bolzoni is particularly inspired by this story.
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