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...


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...


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...


Poyner Elementary School

Coach Sloth

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...


The Literacy Corner

Sammy the Sloth

Last week South Side students had the pleasure to meet a real author and illustrator...Ryan Sloth...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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."...