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Body, Mind, Spirit, and Basketball

Biography of Coach Fletcher Arritt Hits Bookshelves


In forty-two years leading a highly-competitive basketball program with a brand-new group of players every year, Coach Fletcher Arritt studiously avoided the spotlight but still became a life-altering presence for hundreds of athletes who passed through the gates of Fork Union Military Academy. By steadfastly maintaining the same values and discipline that he brought to the job in 1970, Coach Fletcher Arritt became both a mentor for big-name basketball coaches and a father figure for boys on the road to manhood.


"There are a lot of great coaches that not a lot of people know about. He was a great coach. But the other thing about Fletcher Arritt, any time somebody mentions the name Fletcher Arritt to me it makes me smile. And that's a pretty good legacy to have.” 
—North Carolina head coach Roy Williams

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Hardcover Special Edition

A limited quantity of special edition hardcover books will be available for donors who make a donation of at least $100 to The Academy Fund in honor of Coach Fletcher Arritt. You must pre-order to reserve your copies of the hardcover edition, which will be available on the publication date of December 13, 2019.

Please note that due to the receipt of goods in return for your donation, a portion of your donation amount will not be tax-deductible.


$100 donation


Paperback Edition

Paperback books are available for $13. All proceeds from the first 300 copies sold will be contributed toward our access scholarships and basketball programs. Your book copies will be available for shipping by the official publication date of December 13, 2019.

An additional fee of $4 will be added to each book order to cover the costs of shipping and handling.


$13 donation (plus $4 shipping & handling)




Kindle Edition

A Kindle edition of this book will be made available in December 2020.




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