Interviews

Meet Coach Sloth

See Coach Sloth in a News Story from Channel 5 in Cincinnati

Meet Sammy Sloth?

Who is Coach Sloth?

How do you come up with the characters and their names?


Where do you get the ideas of you books?

What are your favorites?

When and where were you born and where did you grow up?


Did you play sports in high school and do you still play sports?

Do you have any pets?

More To Come!

Coach Sloth Recording the Audio Version of Sammy Sloth Sport Superstar



Coach Sloth scores new fans after visiting O-M
I thought the kids enjoyed hearing from him, knowing that he had a local connection with his kids going to Nodaway Valley,” Orient-Macksburg Principal Teresa T... READ MORE >>

Kagavi Interviews Ryan Sloth

Every Wednesday, we will place a spotlight on our favorite storytellers.
Ryan Sloth is a former Iowa State and Iowa Barnstormers football player and coach who has transitioned into a career writing... READ MORE >>

Bobcats Making Headlines
Author Ryan Sloth visits Hoglan Family Reading Night

Hoglan Elementary and Team Hoglan hosted author and coach Ryan Sloth during Family Reading Night Thursday, Feb. 23... READ MORE >>

Poyner Elementary School

Coach Sloth

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Miss Erickson's 4th Grade Blog
Author's Visit
We had a great time when Coach Sloth came. We loved the book and can't wait for his second book to come out... READ MORE >>

The Literacy Corner
Sammy the Sloth
Last week South Side students had the pleasure to meet a real author and illustrator...Ryan Sloth... READ MORE >>

Pleasantville Elementary Site
Coach Sloth Lunch
Students had the opportunity to create a "WANTED" poster for Coach Sloth's main character, Sammy the Sloth, in his books... READ MORE >>

Bobcats Making Headlines
Author Ryan Sloth visits Franklin Elementary

Author, actor and former Cyclone football star Ryan Sloth visited Franklin Elementary Thursday, sharing his books and stories from his career... READ MORE >>

Grinnell Newburg Elementary
Ryan Sloth Visits Grinnell Elementary Schools
Ryan Sloth, former cornerback for the Iowa State Cyclones and current coach of the Iowa Barnstormers and a children's author, visited each elementary school in Grinnell to share his book, Sammy Sloth, Sport Superstar, with the students... READ MORE >>

Ogden Community Schools
Iowa Author and Coach, Ryan Sloth, Visits Howe Elementary
Sammy the Sloth is a huge hit at Howe!
On Wednesday, November 23, Iowa author, Ryan Sloth, visited the Howe Elementary Library. Ryan met with students from each grade for 45 minutes to talk about his sports career and his success as an author... READ MORE >>

The Waterloo Courier

When Coach Sloth began thinking about writing a children's book, the former Iowa State Cyclones football player focused on what he already knew.

"I know a lot about sports," the 34-year-old told a group of first-graders Monday at Poyner Elementary School before reading his two sports-themed books. Sloth, who attended Dike Elementary School and graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School, has spent years playing and coaching football... READ MORE >>

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun
When Coach Sloth was assigned to write a children's story as a high school project, he had no idea it would end up published as a book.

The result is "Sammy Sloth: Sport Superstar," and he visited with classes at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon last week to read the book, talk about the importance of reading, and share anecdotes about his years as an Iowa State University and Arena Football player... READ MORE >>

Newton Daily News
Coach Sloth, Iowa children’s author and former Iowa State University and Iowa Barnstormers football player, visited students at Thomas Jefferson on Monday morning to promote his book, “Sammy Sloth: Sport Superstar.”... READ MORE >>