His Life in the Rearview, tonight April 30…on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


back_of_book (1)He was a teacher for thirteen (13) years and a diligent varsity basketball coach in his prime, taking his team to its first Group State Championship at the school since 1929. Changing the presentation of his players to a professional platform by building a strong self-esteem, he exuded their confidence by having them wear suits and ties at all of their away games.

Not just concerned about their playing skills, abilities and talents but he was also an advocate for their education; having placed 48 out of 56 of his seniors in college during his coaching tenure at Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey.

A “Hands on” father with a twenty (20) year old son in college and a three time recipient of “Coach of the year“, Marshall Grier (pictured above), is a coveted street-ball player in virtually every basketball Pro-Am tournament in the Tri-State area with Prime-time.

Join me tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I’m excited about talking to this son, brother, husband, father of one and friend, as we address his newly released memoir “IN THE REAR-VIEW: MY LIFE NOT YOURS“. A book that chronicles interesting stories of his life and the various obstacles and transitions he’s made into adult hood.

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163 thoughts on “His Life in the Rearview, tonight April 30…on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. you can tell dude played ball. he look like he can run good game. finally a show the brothas can relate too 😆

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  2. Changing the presentation of his players to a professional platform by building a strong self-esteem, he exuded their confidence by having them wear suits and ties at all of their away games.

    So he did this before those young boys in Chi town who is doing the same thing. Wearing dress shirts and ties so not to be labeled thugs. Can’t wait to hear this coaches story. He look young too. How old is he Tracy?

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      • I’d rather comment after the show.
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        I like the before and after conversations. 😆

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      • I’d rather comment after the show.
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        Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE 🙂

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      • I’d rather comment after the show.
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        Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        So you gotta problem with average @Yvonne 🙂

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        So you gotta problem with average @Yvonne —-> No I just notice that Tracy will have the average Joe on her show is all I’m sayin 🙂 No stars none of the glitz and glamour, just the average Joe

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        He sounds accomplished I doubt he’s the average Joe Boo 🙂

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        Damn whatz that supposed to mean? hell we all pretty much average no?

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        I THINK NOT and if you don’t know you betta hear the show! Dude is like an all star basketball player. Can’t understand why he ain’t go PRO

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        Oh NO he wasn’t an average Joe and that’s fa sho! He’s played basketball with the best of them. He got it goin on people.

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      • Looks like Tracy’s guest is an average JOE

        Oh NO he wasn’t an average Joe and that’s fa sho! He’s played basketball with the best of them. He got it goin on people.
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        CoSign!!!!!

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  3. “He was a teacher for thirteen (13) years and a diligent varsity basketball coach in his prime, taking his team to its first Group State Championship at the school since 1929.”

    AWESOME!!!!

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      • He’s cute. Is he married?
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        Join me tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I’m excited about talking to this son, brother, husband <<< whoop dere it is!!!!!,

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      • He’s cute. Is he married? #Justasking
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        Don’t understand how your question is relevant

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  4. This dude look scrange in da face *(* so I can’t comment until Tra dig all up in his head after her show tonight 😆

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  5. Each week we never know with Ms. TraBell 🙂 this should be an interesting show people.

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  6. I’m excited too Tracy can’t wait to hear your show. I will comment about your guest after the show.

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  7. He seems sincere and simple….simple photo and I’m curious to know what his title means, kind of makes no sense to me.

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  8. Wow 🙂 ok this guy was an educator, sounds like he has a love for basketball., especially if he coached for all those years.

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  9. Nice looking guest. Now what’s his story about? and will it be interesting? Trace gon make it POP either way. 🙂 his title got me trippin though..makes no damn sense!!

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  10. “Marshall Grier (pictured above), is a coveted street-ball player in virtually every basketball Pro-Am tournament in the Tri-State area with Prime-time”.>/em>
    I wanna know what this sentence mean?

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    • I wanna know what this sentence mean?
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      Oh well you got ya answer. I can’t even begin to name all the niggaz this dude done played with. I’m wondering why he ain’t eva go pro?

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  11. having placed 48 out of 56 of his seniors in college during his coaching tenure
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    Impressive guest Tra!!!!!!

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  12. Ok so Tra knows him personally. Ah man he was sweet and I like because there was NOTHING HIDDEN about him he put on no airs!!! He was good!!! Very down to earth!!

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  13. Did anybody hear him say Tra’s mom gave him a muffler for his car? Did he say that? I think I may have to hear the show again!!!

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    • He said she gave him a lot or did a lot for him. Sounds like he’s good friends with Tra and her family? Oh that was nice she gave him a plug on the show. I liked him.

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      • Did anybody hear him say Tra’s mom gave him a muffler for his car?
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        No Tracy’s mother had a muffler put on his car.

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    • Yo y’all his BBall is on LOCK!!!
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      Yeah so much for somebody saying he was average. This brotha is far from average. He’s played in almost every BBall league ever known.

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      • Yo y’all his BBall is on LOCK!!! He don played for erbody even Ed Lover Damn!
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        see why it ain’t good to judge a book by it’s cover

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      • Yo y’all his BBall is on LOCK!!!
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        Yes lawd……he played ball with everybody. even Ed Lover

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  14. Courageous!!!!!!!
    He has vitalago it was obvious Tra didn’t really wanna touch on it she said it was personal for her. I could tell but he was brave to talk about it. God Bless him.

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    • He has vitalago
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      Yeah and everybody thought MJ was lying now we know a real being who has it.

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      • He has vitalago
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        Yes but Tracy really didn’t want to speak on it too much. Like a brother she protected him.

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      • He has vitalago
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        Yes but Tracy really didn’t want to speak on it too much. Like a brother she protected him.
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        I have a lotta RESPECT for him he’s done a lot for his young playaz and YES Tracy wanted to PROTECT him and she did.

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      • He has vitalago
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        Yeah and he shows his original skin on the cover of his book. I guess he’s made up in the photo up top.

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      • He has vitalago
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        A black rugged man with vitalago that shit was jaw dropping! But Trace said her moms and his moms are like sisters so dude is like a brother to her.

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      • A black rugged man with vitalago that shit was jaw dropping!
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        he said it was brought on by the stress of when PHS stole his soul. That’s so foul. I was like, dude shoulda sued they asses.

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      • A black rugged man with vitalago that shit was jaw dropping!
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        he said it was brought on by the stress of when PHS stole his soul. That’s so foul. I was like, dude shoulda sued they asses.
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        That wasn’t NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL robbing those kids out of a good future. Knowing the GOOD this guy was doing. I pray the guilt don’t haunt him because God knows his heart and he has still chances to make a difference.

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  15. This boy had me in tears 😦 Tracy you highlight some amazing people. we all need to order his book.

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  16. This Nigga done played with everybody except Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan, he is skilled wit his. His record speaks for itself. dude is da TRUTH!!!

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  17. Trace I gotta get his foil when it hit LOWES and Home Depot !!! Please make sure you bring him back when it hit the stores!

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  18. Oh gawd this guy was good. Awesome interview Tracy. This Marshal Grier bared his soul. 😥 he’s going to be super successful …to hear all the wonderful things he’s done for his students oh wow schools don’t have enough of men like him. and beggin for male teachers.

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  19. Much love and respect for this gentlemen. you can look at him and tell he’s a seasoned bball player. dude is young and destined for success. I respect how he broke down that Bible parable. and the aluminum foil venture that’s gonna be big!

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  20. Great guest!
    Extremely down-to-earth….I truly enjoyed him and his story. Can’t wait to order his book!

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  21. Knowing he has Vitalago (that MJ skin disease) was heart breaking. 😦 But he sounds really talented.

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  22. HIS STORY WAS FUNNY AND HEARTBREAKING AT THE SAME TIME 😦 GOOD SHOW. I ENJOYED LISTENING TO HIM. UMA LISTEN TO IT AGAIN

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  23. Marshall was very encouraging. Thank You Tracy. In his words “we have to have faith like Peter and walk on water, stop focusing on people and what people say”. His steps are ordered by the Lord so he’s going to be alright. God bless him. And that foil idea 😆 PRICELESS!!!!

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  24. Dude got on a bad azz watch!
    I got MAD RESPECT for him. after hearing the show nothing but MAD RESPECT!

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  25. Homeboy comin out with his own foil !!!!!!!! 🙂 I think that’s great!!! I enjoyed the show. Tra you be having good guest.

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  26. It was a good show some of the things he talked about I never anticipated. The vitalago thing was shocking. The photo uptop compared to the book cover is like day and night.

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  27. He was really good. It was so hard to believe his school hadn’t won a state championship since 1929. That was deep but a book unedited I don’t know if I would be able to get through it.

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  28. Dude surprised our asses last night didn’t he? We ain’t know he is a semi-pro b-ball player who done played in almost er-league throughout New York and da tri-state. i was like “OH SHIT!” he’s a force to be reckoned with.

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    • Love, loved, loved his shout-out to Tracy’s mom. Interview was great!!!
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      The way he talked and shouted out Tra’s moms it was like she was the neighborhood Santa Clause 😆 Go Mrs. Bell!!!!

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