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"This is more than a book, it is a guide for Changing Lives..."

                      - Mack Brown


The Story Behind the Story

In the 1980's something magical started to happen at Judson High School. State Championship Appearances became a regular occurrence for nearly two decades.  


The secret was not in what offense or defense the Rockets were running.  It was not in how they ran sprints or lifted weights.  The secret exhisted in a room above the gym known as "The Classroom."  


It was in the classroom where Character lessons were taught, the importance of Attitude was emphasized, and Leaders were born!  Leadership became a way of life at Judson and the torch was passed year after year from one class to the next.  


The lessons that were taught in that old Classroom now exist in the form of the book and the study guide that accompanies it simply entitled "The Classroom." Those valuable lessons are now being taught to a whole new generation of Athletes, School Districts, Colleges, and Corporations by Coaches all over the country. 


The lessons from "The Classroom" were too important and too life changing to simply allow them to disappear with time.  That is why this book and study guide exist. 


We invite you to come and see the secret for yourselves!  


Clint Rutledge

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What Others are Saying About The Classroom...

Clint's Rutledge's book, "The Classroom" doesn’t fit into a category, it creates one! Rare is the author who effectively communicates both substance and sizzle. He's done some heavy lifting on the leadership front without compromising the need to entertain the reader. He masterfully introduces us to the so called "soft" leadership skills that produce smarter more resilient people. Touchdown!

Spencer Tillman
Author of “Scoring in the Red Zone”
All-American Running Back at Oklahoma
Former NFL Running Back
College Football Analyst for Fox Sports

This book is about faith, responsibility and accountability.  It is a blueprint of 'how to' when it comes to making a lasting difference.

Mack Brown
Author of “One Heartbeat: A Philosophy of Teamwork, Life and Leadership”
Head Coach at the University of North Carolina
Former National Champion Head Coach at The University of Texas
College Football Analyst for ESPN

As a product of the actual Classroom under Coach D.W. Rutledge, I can tell you first hand that this book will have a positive impact on your life. Clint has captured the essence of what it was like to be in that room learning from Coach Rutledge. You will be challenged to your core and you will be better for reading it!

Derwin Gray
Pastor of Transformation Church

Author of “Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart”

Author of "Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future"

Author of "Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study"

Author of "The High Definition Leader"
Former NFL Player
Former Judson Rocket


Sports are the best life Classroom and coaches play the role of teaching those invaluable lessons of life. I highly recommend this book to any Coach, Father, or Young Man who wants to learn those things that are most important in life.

Chad Hennings
3 Time Super Bowl Champion

Air Force A-10 Pilot

Author of "Forces of Character"