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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

  • Courtside Memories: A History of Remembrences, Creative Ideas, 1998
  • 99 Answers For The Sports Parent, Consortium Publishing, 2002
  • Coach Smart: A Philosophy of Survival in an ever changing sport Culture, Creative Ideas, 2008
  • Game Laughter: The Sunnyside of Sports, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

Courtside memories :
ISBN: 0964468131. OCLC Number:

Creative Ideas :. [Jacksonville, IL] :. ©1998.

99 answers for the sport parent /
ISBN: 0970717350. OCLC Number:

Consortium Pub.,. Jacksonville, IL :. ©2002.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Mel can be contacted by telephone at (217)