Aug 09, 2011, 11:55 ET from Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.:

"Joe is a special person who has dedicated his life to helping young people. His message is powerful and makes a true impact. It is a message that we can all learn from." -- Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame

Joe Ehrmann, the man Parade magazine dubbed "The Most Important Coach in America," believes athletes and their mentors face a much tougher challenge than just scoring points. They have to look inside themselves and forge a meaningful moral purpose, and then apply that greater understanding to helping others thrive. Ehrmann's new book, INSIDEOUT COACHING: How Sports Can Transform Lives (Simon & Schuster; August 2, 2011; $24.00), explains why and how he developed his groundbreaking coaching philosophy—and what other coaches and leaders can do to incorporate it into their programs.

The public is invited to join Joe Ehrmann at a book reading and signing hosted by Men Can Stop Rape at Barnes & Noble, 555 12th Street, NW, on Tuesday, August 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. Men Can Stop Rape and Coach for America, founded by Joe Ehrmann, share a commitment of empowering young men to become engaged members of their communities by practicing healthier versions of masculinity and fatherhood. The two organizations' partnership currently focuses on the Baltimore City Target Investment Zone, modeled after Jeffrey Canada's Harlem Children's zone.

Joe, a former NFL player, was a Baltimore Colts "Man of the Year" award winner, and was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America. Working off of the idea of sports as not extra-curricular but co-curricular—a teaching environment just as significant as any classroom—Ehrmann shows in INSIDEOUT COACHING how a good coach can instill virtues of community, justice, reason, respect, and responsibility in his or her players, as well as help them find victory on the field. To learn more about Joe Ehrmann, visit To learn more about Men Can Stop Rape visit

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