In this gripping, inspirational read that transcends basketball, a struggling writer becomes a Division II basketball tourist for a year and finds solace in the company of a virtuous basketball coach and talented basketball team doing more with less as the team strives to win a Division II National Championship.
This book belongs on your bookshelf and will be right at home in the company of A Season on the Brink, Paper Lion, and Friday Night Lights. The Chico State Wildcats are about to become America’s favorite college basketball program.
— John Canzano, sports columnist at The Oregonian and two-time Associated Press Sports Editors national sports columnist of the year.
Through the Red Door should be required reading for every educator, every coach, every kid with a dream, and every parent with a dream for their kid.
— Coach Bob Williams, NCAA Division II National Championship, UC Santa Barbara head coach for 19 years.
If you yearn for the days of college basketball when it was local, intimate, pure, and the uniforms were without corporate logos on them, Through the Red Door is the book for you. There is not simply one shining moment here but hundreds of pages worth.
— Coach Steve Lavin, former UCLA and St. John’s head coach, Fox Sports analyst, Pac-12 Network
Carson Medley sat in the shadows for a year and followed us. Through the Red Door is his account of our basketball season and all of the euphoria and heartbreak that went into it.”
— Coach Greg Clink, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Chico State Wildcats