Playing by the rules was the only game in town as far as Terri Patraw was concerned even though it was the consensus that the town in question – Reno, Nevada – played by its own rules.

Terri Patraw was a highly successful Division I soccer coach and recruiter with the requisite aggressive, scrappy personality that goes with it. When she reported wrongdoing of a fellow coach her world was turned upside down by a culture of retaliation that engulfed an entire college campus.

Eventually, Athletic Director Cary Groth and others including the Nevada System of Higher Education, the university legal team and the band of mercenary attorneys that they over time amassed against her, the local media, the entire Nevada judicial system and ultimately even the NCAA would learn that she is a fighter, a winner, and not one to be intimidated.

This story is straight out of today’s headlines - Lance Armstrong, Penn State, Rutgers, Mike Leach/Texas Tech, University of Miami, and others - and will turn heads nationally in the NCAA, judicial, and higher education communities.  The story has been adapted for film.

"Extraordinary Book: Thank you so much for writing what many people of Nevada had already known, 
but were afraid to say. 
I think this book should be standard reading for every parent who has a child 
at the University. 
 
Kudos to you Terri Patraw for your courage under fire!"

- Amazon Review

One Thousand Showers is a true story about an NCAA Division I soccer coach’s battle against the Reno, Nevada "system".

Terri Patraw was a highly successful Division I soccer coach with the requisite aggressive, scrappy personality. Terri was at the top of her game when she was suddenly thrown into the battle of her life. 

"This book is an eye-opening look into the politics, nepotism and lies of an athletic program and legal system out-of-control." - Amazon Review

The story touches on the dark side of the state of Nevada. Just when Terri had exhausted all other avenues, she turned to the judicial system to be the final arbiter of justice only to be disappointed to learn that they were perhaps the worst of the bunch. 

This fascinating story is straight out of today’s headlines - Lance Armstrong, Penn State, Rutgers, Mike Leach, University of Miami, and others and will turn heads nationally.

One Thousand Showers, published on June 13, 2013, reached #4 on Amazon's Top 100 Hot New Releases (Sports-Coaching) in its first week. The story has also been adapted for film.