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bookRising Above and Beyond the Crossbar

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era, Rising Above and Beyond the Crossbar is the story of a black college soccer team who played their hearts out to overcome racial injustice in 1970s USA.

With some of the best Caribbean and African players of the era, the Howard University Bison went on to win two national championships under the martial discipline of Coach Lincoln “Tiger” Phillips.


About the Author

authorLincoln Phillips is a coach certified by the United States Soccer Federation. He helped prepare American goalkeeper Tony Meola for the 1994 World Cup. A former FIFA Technical Staff Instructor, he was also the technical director of Trinidad and Tobago in 2006, when the country became the smallest ever to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

Holder of a master’s degree in Physical Education, Phillips is a motivational speaker who believes that strong mentorship is critical to the success of every young athlete.