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Ian O'Connor


Ian O'Connor

Ian O'Connor is a senior writer at, a nationally acclaimed columnist, and the New York Times bestselling author of his fourth book, BELICHICK: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time. His previous bestsellers were THE CAPTAIN: The Journey of Derek Jeter, which the Library Journal called "excellent" and "the most complete account" of Jeter's iconic career, and ARNIE & JACK: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry. O'Connor has finished in 1st place in more than a dozen national contests conducted by the Golf Writers Association of America, the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Pro Football Writers of America, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Ian O'Connor

Books by Ian O'Connor

by Ian O'Connor - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL --- the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to six Super Bowl championship trophies. In Ian O’Connor’s revelatory biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football --- from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl–winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history.

by Ian O'Connor - Biography, Nonfiction

Ian O'Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Derek Jeter that has spanned some 15 years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete.