NORMAN — Curtis French, a 1950s graduate of Norman High and the University of Oklahoma, will host a book signing Saturday at Norman’s First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
The featured book will be “Winning Words — Devotions for Athletes,” authored by French and soon to be formally released by Tate Publications of Oklahoma. The come-and-go event will begin at 10 a.m. with books available and personally signed by the author until noon.
A member of the NHS class of ’54, French went on to help pitch OU to a conference championship and NCAA play-offs before completing a Bachelor of Science in education in 1959. Since college, French has authored four books and numerous articles for newspapers and Christian Athlete magazine.
Invitations were extended and accepted by French to do chapel services for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians, as well as numerous college and high school teams.
French also served several summers, accompanied by his family, on the National Conference staff of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
French and his wife, the former Katherine Hackett of Oklahoma City Capitol Hill, reside in Greenville, Texas.