About The Book

The lofty expectations of Lou Holtz, head football coach at Notre Dame when I arrived in 1992, mirrored those of my father, Mike Frascogna, Jr., a vastly successful entertainment lawyer. Dad’s teachings, philosophy, and encouragement pushed me to accomplish things in life I never thought I could. Likewise, Coach Holtz, in gauging what I could possibly offer his national champion-level football team, made it abundantly clear that I would have to work harder than I ever had in my life if I hoped to set foot on the field even once.

Available Spring 2022!

A Foreword from Coach Lou Holtz!

I first met Mike Frascogna in August of 1992 while I was serving as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. By every measure, Mike was a statistical oddity. 

At any given time, our roster was comprised of eighty-five of the finest athletes, handpicked from every corner of the United States. Those athletes were placed on full athletic scholarship. An additional twenty or so non-scholarship athletes—otherwise known as “walk-ons”—made up the remaining portion of our roster. Walk-ons were outnumbered more than five to one by scholarship athletes, so every walk-on was immediately in a minority group, of which Mike was a member.

About the Author

Mike Frascogna, III

Intellectual Property Attorney

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Mike Frascogna III is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds an M.B.A. from Millsaps College and a J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. He lives with his wife Sharon and children Michael, Parker, Rocco, and Petra in Madison, Mississippi. He is a member of the Frascogna law firm (frascogna.com) where he spearheads the Intellectual Property division.

Video Content

Watch and listen to  Mike Frascogna, III discuss key concepts from Trails, Traps & Pots of Gold.

What Do You Think Of The Movie Rudy?

Yes, I’ve seen the movie Rudy and Rudy is kind of a double-edged sword. On the good side, everybody in the world knows about walk-ons at Notre Dame because the movie made it famous.

How Did Stadium Wrap Begin?

Around 2008, I started a company with a friend of mine, Tim Little, he’s a dear friend today, called Stadium Wrap. 

What Was Your Most Memorable Moment With Coach Holtz?

Coach Holtz, obviously, coaching legend, and it was a privilege to interact with him for four years. But there was one particular time that I interacted with him that has continued to impact my life.

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