Coach Bill Starr is a legend in the strength and conditioning world. He was Mark Rippetoe's coach in the 70s, who has this to say about him.
Bill Starr is the author of the books The Strongest Shall Survive: Strength Training for Football, Defying Gravity, and thousands of magazine articles. He was the editor of Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health, Joe Weider's Muscle Builder, and a nationally-ranked Olympic weightlifter and powerlifter back in the day. Bill was one of the first professional strength coaches in the country, has forgotten more about training than most coaches will ever have the opportunity to learn, and makes a very convincing crab cake if you can talk him into it.
This article is both an instructional piece on overhead lifting, as well as a history of the unfortunate demise of overhead lifting in most strength and conditioning programs for fear of injury. Ironically, the press, push press and jerks are ideal exercises for building strong, healthy shoulders that are resistant to injury.