Mickey is one of Williamson Source’s “Faces of Williamson County” 

“Prepare Your Players By Lifting Their Spirits.” Mickey talks with FNF Coaches.

Mickey blogs for CompuSports on “Coaches Coach, Players Play, Parents Parent.”

“Mickey’s book is a darn good read … He shares his passion for the game, his love for his kids, and lessons for life that we can all gain from.” Phillip Fulmer, University of Tennessee Head Football Coach (1992-2008) and Athletic Director (2017-Present)

“Great coach, great teacher, great mentor and better man!” Jerry Reese, Former Senior VP & General Manager New York Giants, two time Super Bowl Champions

Game Ready is a must read for all young people with dreams of coaching any sport. In a time where the basics and fundamentals are far too often overlooked, Mickey tells stories and shares experiences that are refreshing, entertaining and useful.” Thomas McDaniel, President, Tennessee Football Association and Head Coach Christian Brothers High School, Memphis, Tennessee

“Coach Marley’s heart-felt stories teach vital lessons on the art of business, coaching, education, leadership, and life in general. These lessons exemplify the qualities of patience, virtue, dedication, courage, camaraderie, team, passion, and the love of sports, which describe Coach Marley, as well as most successful people.” Dan Black, President, TSSAA State Legislative Council

Game Ready is filled with practical knowledge and advice regarding leadership. It comes from a football background but is applicable in all areas of life. The principals in this book will guide and inspire you to be a better person and achieve more in life. I highly recommend it.” Steve Gaines, PhD, President, Southern Baptist Convention and Senior Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee

“I knew that Mickey Marley was one of the great football coaches in TSSAA history before I met him. After I met Mickey, I understood why so many of his former players were successful after their football careers were completed. When you read his words, you will, too. Mickey Marley never forgot that teaching was his number one job.” Mike Keith “Voice of the Tennessee Titans”

“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Coach Marley for over 20 years. I witnessed the transformation of a man who knew a lot about football to a man who knows a lot about life. His book details the lessons he’s learned from a three dimensional perspective addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual. His heart is to challenge every coach and athlete to pursue excellence for the Glory of the master coach Jesus Christ.” Michael Sparks FCA West Tennessee (Director 1983-2012). Men’s Pastor Fellowship Bible Church, Jackson, Tennessee (2012-Present)

“My first introduction to Mickey Marley was in 1986 at Lambuth University where I was a wide receiver and he was on the coaching staff. The things that stood out most about Coach Marley were his leadership, dedication, commitment and heart for people. These attributes have carried him throughout his successful high school coaching career and have become his approach to life. He is a man of faith with strong character that I’m proud to call my friend. I believe you will find Game Ready insightful and inspirational, coming from a man with an intense drive to succeed.” Dan Crockett, President/CEO, Franklin American Mortgage Company

“As the owner and CEO of a company, I quickly realized that in order for our company to succeed and be successful, we had to develop a team atmosphere. An atmosphere that encouraged individual effort while realizing we were dependent on all our team members. In order for success to be achieved, a team needs leadership from its members, which starts with a coach. Game Ready relays thoughtful practical concepts and observations every leader should possess.” Mike McWherter, President, Central Distributors, Inc., Jackson, Tennessee

“Coach Marley does a great job of sharing his wealth of knowledge. This is a must read for coaches and players wanting to know how to develop a winning football program” James Wilhoit, Professional Football Kicking Coach, Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Tennessee

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