Join us for a presentation by local Chippewa Falls author, Joe Niese, where he will discuss his newest book, Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach.
The presentation will be November 19th from 2pm-3pm, in the McIntyre Library Breezeway, 2nd Floor.
From the author: “Charles “Gus” Dorais is best known as the passing end of the “Dorais to Rockne” Notre Dame tandem that helped revolutionize the forward pass in football. His story goes well beyond that November day in 1913. Over the next four decades, Dorais gained prominence as a professional player in the pre-NFL, then as a college and NFL head coach. During his long tenure as a collegiate coach, Dorais was one of the foremost, respected minds of football innovation in the first half of the 20th century.”
Niese will discuss the inspiration for his book, his research process, and answer questions about the life, trials, and successes of Charles “Gus” Dorais.
Joe Niese is a librarian, sports biographer, and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. His other works include Burleigh Grimes: Baseball’s Last Legal Spitballer and Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story.