Edward L. Mussler was born in Melbourne, Florida. He is a 1986 Melbourne High School graduate. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Troy University (Alabama). He spent nearly ten years in the newspaper industry where he won several deadline writing awards. Although he was born a year after the Bulldogs’ triumphant 1966 season, he grew up hearing stories of Melbourne High’s wonderful championship team. A number of years after leaving the newspaper business and yet still eager to keep writing, he came up with the idea of putting down the vivid accounts of the Bulldogs’ glorious season on paper. He works for Northrop Grumman Corp. in Melbourne, down the street from Melbourne High. He, his wife Tammy, and three children A.J., Trey and Addie live in Melbourne Beach.