Pete Carroll And Bill Courtney: Success On The Gridiron And In The Game Of Life

Updated: May 11, 2014

Live Web Broadcast from the Seattle Seahawks’ Virginia Mason Athletic Center
Wednesday, May 14

SEATTLE, WA (May 2014) – Two incredible coaches will take center stage for a special live web event to share their game plan to achieving a winning, sustainable and meaningful life and career.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Coach Bill Courtney, star of the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated (The Weinstein Company), will host the free, one-hour web forum on Wednesday, May 14 at 4pm (Eastern)/1pm (Pacific), to be broadcast from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, home of the Seahawks.

The moderator will be Yogi Roth, media personality and co-author of Carroll’s New York Times bestselling book, Win Forever. The conversation will be streamed live on

Coaches’ Courtney and Carroll and Roth will discuss key principles that are illustrated in Bill Courtney’s upcoming book, Against The Grain, such as the importance of having character, commitment, serving others and being a good leader. The book offers readers hard-hitting lessons, inspiring real-life examples and a solid game plan to do better. With a Forward by recently named New York’s Knicks President, Phil Jackson, Against the Grain will be published by Weinstein Books and available in stores and online outlets on May 13.

“Coach Courtney has demonstrated a unique quality of drawing out the very best in those around him,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s tough, resilient and gritty, and his impact is profound. I look forward to joining together with Coach Courtney for this special web interview.”

“I am beyond honored that Coach Carroll is joining me to discuss the key principles in Against the Grain,” says Bill Courtney. “Coach Carroll’s Win Forever approach, his player-first attitude and his commitment to “always compete” make us kindred spirits. He is a leader in the truest sense of the word and it will be my great pleasure to discuss these key lessons and principles with him.”

The Courtney-Carroll web forum is free via the internet and available on both computers and mobile devices, from anywhere around the world. For more information visit,

About Bill Courtney
Bill Courtney is a volunteer football coach and the owner and operator of Classic American Hardwoods, a $40 million lumber company and 2013 inductee into the prestigious Society of Entrepreneurs. He is the star of the 2012 Academy Award-winning film, Undefeated, which chronicled his turning a group of unfocused, at-risk teens at Manassas High School in Memphis, TN into a tight, highly motivated football team. Courtney is a sought-after speaker and consultant for organizations such as the USOC Paralympic Leadership Conference, the FedEx Leadership Live Conference, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Courtney lives with his wife and four children in Memphis, Tennessee.

About Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll is the head coach of the world champion Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, the team won Super Bowl 48 in dominant fashion, shutting down the NFL’s most prolific offense of all time in a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos. He previously served as head coach at USC, where he won an unprecedented seven consecutive Pac-10 titles, two national championships and led the team to a 97-19 record. In 2010, Carroll published the New York Times bestselling book, Win Forever, which discussed his philosophies about coaching and leadership.

About Yogi Roth
Media personality, storyteller and expert traveler Yogi Roth has been exploring human potential as an athlete, coach and analyst for over a decade. After his playing career at the University of Pittsburgh Roth joined Pete Carroll’s staff at the University of Southern California for four years, where he worked with the quarterbacks while being part of four Pac-10 titles. In 2009, Roth entered the entertainment field and has worked at ESPN, Fox Sports and the Pac-12 Networks. As a storyteller, Roth has penned two books, New York Times bestseller Win Forever, which he co-wrote with Carroll, and From PA to LA, produced multiple documentaries including 3 For the Show, Emmy nominated Elite 11 and most recently, The Drive. He has also appeared in multiple films/television programs. He is the co-founder of Win Forever LLC, a competitors’ brand inspired by Carroll that furthers human potential, elevates mentorship and inspires leaders through a philosophy of competition.