From one of the most passionate and energetic high school coaches in the state of Illinois, Mike Winters provides a basketball coaches' guide to building and sustaining a championship program. Drawing from 25 years of experience, Coach Winters provides glimpses into what it takes to build a championship culture and provides guidance on how to build your offensive and defensive philosophies as well as how to prepare your teams for special situations and how to determine and develop your late game coaching philosophies. The Journey: Lessons from the Hardwood will provide everything a leader needs to consider when it comes to building his or her philosophy around the strengths of their teams whether in the world of sports or in the business world, and ties everything together with anecdotes and examples from a successful career in coaching. Coach Winters knows what it takes to win at the high school level. In The Journey, he provides an all encompassing perspective of what it takes to be a leader, a successful coach, father and husband all at the same time. The Journey chronicles his rise from being a 26 year old head coach to now being a father and a husband and how his perspective has changed on what matters most.