Buckeye Reflections

The Ohio State University Football Vault

About the Book

High-quality 7 X 10 hardcover book, all in color, that will describe a myriad of outstanding, unusual, and humorous happenings from Ohio State’s great tradition. Most of these 300+ “stories” are little known to even the most ardent Buckeye fans. It will be the first publication of its kind to portray the “human interest” component of the Scarlet and Gray. The authors believe it is important to document these cherished anecdotes that are an integral part of the vast Ohio State tradition. Retail $34.95. High quality 80# paper.

In addition to the six former players who provided the Introduction and Foreword, Park and Zappala interviewed Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer, numerous former players, Retired Band Director Paul Droste, Shelley Graf (first female drum major), Emily Moor (first female Brutus), Butch Moore (Buckeye Boosters), Bruce Peterson (QB Club), and numerous other people connected with Ohio State football.

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About the Authors

Jack Park has presented his award-winning leadership development program, The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches, to clients in 47 different states. He has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses for Ohio State University Alumni Clubs in 19 different states. His Certified Speaking Professional designation, the CSP, has been granted to fewer than 8% of the 3,800 members of the National Speakers Association.

Jack is an Ohio State Football radio commentator each season for Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan. He is the author of The Ohio State University Football Vault with Foreword by Jim Tressel, and The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia with Foreword by Kirk Herbstreit.

Jack played football and basketball at New Lexington High School and has been honored with membership in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He writes a weekly football column for The Columbus Dispatch, and is featured frequently in football programming on ESPN, The Big Ten Network, and TWC.

Jack is a CPA. He received his MBA from The University of Pittsburgh and his BS from The Ohio State University. He is a member of The Football Writers Association of America and lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Maureen Zappala, a New York City native, is an award winning speaker, author and presentation skills coach. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and spent 13 years conducting jet propulsion research at the NASA Lewis Research Center (now the NASA Glenn Research Center) in Cleveland, Ohio. She became the youngest and first female manager of NASA’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory.

She’s the founder of High Altitude Strategies, a speaking and coaching organization where she works with high-performers who struggle with the “Impostor Syndrome,” the internal voice that says “I’m not as smart as everyone thinks I am!”

In 2009, Maureen was in the top 10 of 30,000 contestants in the Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking contest. She’s the author of “Great Speakers are Not Born, They’re Built” and “Over-Achiever, Under-Believer: How to Match Your Confidence to Your Competence.” She’s a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), and is the 2017-18 President of the NSA-Ohio chapter. Maureen lives in Medina, Ohio.