Unlike his first book, “From the Beginning to the End Zone,” which included true stories of his life in football, “The Match” is a work of pure fiction. Ranging from the jungles of West Africa to the challenges of winning championships and the discoveries of modern medicine, this story will keep one guessing about what really is the match.
The story develops when an All-American volleyball coach and a two-time NCAA basketball champion meet to coach at the same high school. A struggle develops as to which program will become the most successful. At first their competitive spirit drives them apart, but eventually they are drawn together as they battle a threat to their lives.
Asked why he chose to write a novel, Schultz said, “It was part of my bucket list. I enjoy writing, and after interviewing a gentleman from West Africa one day, the hook of this story just popped into my head. Even though it took me a long time to finish it, I knew I had to do it.”
Schultz said the book is receiving good reviews. “It has been called a ‘real page-turner,’ ‘excellently written’ and ‘a potential movie.’ I have been flattered by the messages, cards and letters that I have received.”
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