Secret Warrior

A Coach & Fighter, On and Off the Court

Secret Warrior is a compelling memoir following Joanne P. McCallie’s mental health journey through the realities and challenges within the sports world and beyond. Using the recurring theme of “faith over fear” to reduce the stigma associated with impaired mental health and to encourage those suffering from mental health issues, Joanne offers real direction, experiences, and personal stories to teach and reassure those adversely affected by the dynamics of the mind and body experience. Motivational and heartfelt, Secret Warrior drives home the need for more education, stories, action, and an overall change to the narrative about brain health.

Meet CoachP

As one of the nation’s most highly respected and decorated coaches, Joanne P. McCallie – CoachP – knows what it takes to develop champions. But that’s just part of her story.

CoachP is part of a very select group of coaches with more than 600 career wins, averaging an incredible 24 wins per season while coaching her teams to more than 20 NCAA tournaments. CoachP imparts a winning philosophy that meets challenges head on and helps those she leads reach their full potential.

As a trailblazer in every aspect of her career, cancer survivor and the mother of two young adults, CoachP is an experienced and passionate life coach and speaker who helps teams, individuals, and families learn to do more than just cope with adversity. Focusing on her mantra and basis of her first book, “Choice not Chance” CoachP shows us how to change everyday challenges from obstacles into springboards toward the best we all can be. And in her new memoir, Secret Warrior, she’ll break new ground with a vulnerable and candid look at the importance of mental wellness on and off the court.

  • 2005 AP National Coach of the Year
  • Three-time ACC Coach of the Year
  • Numerous Coach of the Year honors, Big Ten / America East
  • Two-time Gold Medalist Head Coach of Team USA
  • Led Michigan State Spartans to First Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Led Duke Blue Devils to eight straight NCAA Elite Eight appearances
  • Color Commentary 2006-2007 World Champion Detroit Shock
  • 27-year Nike Coach Clinician serving both men’s and women’s basketball
  • One of the few Division I coaches with an MBA and experience in the world of business

Work with CoachP

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Public Speaking/Panelist

CoachP is a highly sought-after speaker with a proven approach to motivation, mental wellness, professional development, parenting millennials, and more. She lights up a room and helps audiences discover newfound direction and purpose.
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Basketball Program Consulting

As a 27-year Nike Basketball Coach Clinician, CoachP shares program enhancements for all levels including her dominating Match Up Zone defense, as well as multiple defenses and offence strategies for all team levels and proven player development strategies.
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Women's Health, Mental Wellness Advocate, Speaker and Author

Always authentic and transparent, CoachP shares stories and lessons from her own life to help individuals, organizations and teams reach their full potential and gain personal fulfillment.
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Podcast, Radio, TV Guest, Host and Color Commentary

As comfortable behind the mic as she is on the court, CoachP is a lively and thoughtful guest for any sports, business or lifestyle podcast or radio show.
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Personal Mentoring & Coaching

CoachP consults with families on a variety of issues: mental approach to training, recruitment, parenting and more. She’s available via phone and in-person sessions.
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Parent Free and Play Free

Based on years of experience, Coach P’s philosophy allows parents to release the guilt, step back and watch their happy, high performing children develop while supporting them appropriately.
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Choice, not chance

RULES FOR BUILDING A FIERCE COMPETITOR

Throughout her pioneering career in college basketball, Coach P, Duke Women’s Basketball Head Coach, has followed a simple philosophy: Choice, not chance, determines destiny. Choose to become a champion in life. From her first head coaching position at age 26 to her current role as head coach for the Duke Blue devils, Coach P has enjoyed sharing these principles with her winning teams, the youth in the communities where she and her family have lived and the greater public through her public speaking.

-TESTIMONIALS-

Vivian Stringer

“Impaired mental health has no boundaries as all races, ethnicities, and families worldwide are affected in so many ways. In CoachP’s Secret Warrior, she explores an authentic story of struggles and triumphs within sports. However, the lessons are profound and can apply to us all.”

C. Vivian Stringer
Head Coach, Rutgers University

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-12-17T23:53:04+00:00

C. Vivian Stringer
Head Coach, Rutgers University

Vivian Stringer
“Impaired mental health has no boundaries as all races, ethnicities, and families worldwide are affected in so many ways. In CoachP’s Secret Warrior, she explores an authentic story of struggles and triumphs within sports. However, the lessons are profound and can apply to us all.”
Coach K, Duke University
“In Secret Warrior, CoachP is vulnerable and transparent. She shares personal coaching stories throughout a very successful head coaching career regarding mental wellness, personal growth, team loyalty, and thriving with her teams through adversity. Her authenticity shines through in Secret Warrior, a compelling memoir that travels well beyond the court.”

Mike Krzyzewski
Head Coach, Duke University

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-11-27T14:16:51+00:00

Mike Krzyzewski
Head Coach, Duke University

Coach K, Duke University
“In Secret Warrior, CoachP is vulnerable and transparent. She shares personal coaching stories throughout a very successful head coaching career regarding mental wellness, personal growth, team loyalty, and thriving with her teams through adversity. Her authenticity shines through in Secret Warrior, a compelling memoir that travels well beyond the court.”
Tara VanDerveer

“In Secret Warrior, CoachP shares in-depth stories of mental health resilience and perseverance where the team and coach come together to thrive. Such a story demonstrates the need to keep the conversation going….and truly realize how mental health matters.”

Tara VanDerveer
Head Coach, Stanford University

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-12-17T23:49:45+00:00

Tara VanDerveer
Head Coach, Stanford University

Tara VanDerveer
“In Secret Warrior, CoachP shares in-depth stories of mental health resilience and perseverance where the team and coach come together to thrive. Such a story demonstrates the need to keep the conversation going….and truly realize how mental health matters.”
Tom Izzo
“Successful coaching involves a great understanding of people and the stories behind the student-athletes and coaches. The off-court understanding and development, for both the players and the coaches, is critical. In Secret Warrior CoachP brings to life a story that includes such relationships, and the willingness to fight back under unique circumstances.”

Tom Izzo
Head Coach, Michigan State University

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-12-17T23:50:46+00:00

Tom Izzo
Head Coach, Michigan State University

Tom Izzo
“Successful coaching involves a great understanding of people and the stories behind the student-athletes and coaches. The off-court understanding and development, for both the players and the coaches, is critical. In Secret Warrior CoachP brings to life a story that includes such relationships, and the willingness to fight back under unique circumstances.”

“I have known CoachP for thirty years. She is truly an inspiration. Regardless of how tough life gets, she continues to be a warrior. Her book, “Secret Warrior” is going to help many and move mountains relative to understanding and thriving with mental and physical health. This book reminds us all to keep faith in the journey…..and to share our stories courageously. “

Ruthie Bolton
Professional women's basketball player

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-11-27T14:18:23+00:00

Ruthie Bolton
Professional women's basketball player

“I have known CoachP for thirty years. She is truly an inspiration. Regardless of how tough life gets, she continues to be a warrior. Her book, “Secret Warrior” is going to help many and move mountains relative to understanding and thriving with mental and physical health. This book reminds us all to keep faith in the journey…..and to share our stories courageously. “
Nick Saban
“My process-driven coaching is firmly grounded in relationships and support for mental health. In sports, this includes both the coaches and the team. CoachP has beautifully captured the essence of this balance in Secret Warrior.

Nick Saban
Head Football Coach, University of Alabama

CoachP | Award-Winning NCAA Coach, Mental Health Champion, Author, Speaker, Consultant
2020-12-17T23:47:17+00:00

Nick Saban
Head Football Coach, University of Alabama

Nick Saban
“My process-driven coaching is firmly grounded in relationships and support for mental health. In sports, this includes both the coaches and the team. CoachP has beautifully captured the essence of this balance in Secret Warrior.
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