About Jack

Jack Rightmyer has been an English teacher and a track and cross country coach since 1980. His first book “A Funny Thing About Teaching” was published in 2008. That book was a memoir about his years as an educator and the importance of using humor in the classroom.

His second book “It’s Not About Winning” was published in May 2011, and it’s a sports memoir about coaching and being a father to athletic children. His writing has appeared in such national magazines as Highlights for Children, Poets and Writers and Writer’s Digest.

He is a book reviewer and a frequent contributor to The Daily Gazette, a newspaper in Schenectady, New York.