Ruffin McNeill is a head football coach, a horror movie lover, and, now, a children’s book author. McNeill has authored A Little Pirate’s ABCs, a series teaching life lessons that McNeill reinforces to his players on a daily basis.

“A Little Pirate’s ABCs presents life lessons in a fun and exciting way for Pirates of all ages,” the book’s official website reads. “Coach gives life lessons on bullying and friendship that will stay with your little one for life.

“The book was established from thoughts and values of Avoiding Bad Company – ABC’s – Pirates in Public, representing yourself and who you are associated with, TBA – Trust Belief and Accountability…. The character is Coach, that’s me, that’s who I am, and it’s from my actual life experiences.”

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