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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melvin Roustio  

Pen Name: Mel Roustiou

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in East St. Louis, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Roustio lives in Decatur, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mel Roustio, a former high school coach and athletics administrator with fifty years experience, authored two parent/coach self-help books; ''99 Answers For The Sport Parent'' and ''Coach Smart: A Philosophy of Survival''. Roustio continues with a busy motivational/informative speaking schedule as a Sport Education a Consultant. The retired Illinois Hall of Fame basketball coach writes a daily blog called, ''Roustio Rants'', which transcends the world of sport into everyday expressions and opinions.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Courtside Memories
ISBN: 0964468131

Creative Ideas, Incorporated. 1998

Coutside Memories is a collection of stories about Illinois high school basketball. The author contacted present and former coaches, referees, players and fans ... and members of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame ... asking for their favorite stories.This is fun. This is Illinois basketball.

99 Answers for the Sport Parent
ISBN: 0970717350

Consortium Publishing Company. 2002

These are the questions most often asked by parents of young people participating in sports: Why doesn't the coach substitute more? Why does my child have to ride the team bus home? Is it good to give everyone a trophy? Why do administrators protect incompetent coaches?

Every parent and every coach should have a copy of this book.

Coach Smart: A Philosophy of Survival In an ever changing sport Culture
ISBN: 0978575903

n/a. 2008

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Mel can be contacted by telephone at (217)