Do It for Your Momma

I think one of the most difficult tasks for coaches is communicating to players when and where they should feel comfortable to shoot the ball.  “Kids” who love to play basketball, and play a lot, don’t seem to grasp the “that’s not your shot” message.  However difficult the message, it is essential that players know … More Do It for Your Momma

Giselle, Tom Brady, Tom Barry and Why I Can’t Stop Thinking About the Super Bowl

Gisele Bundchen Gisele is the richest super-model on planet earth.  During Super Bowl 51, Fox TV couldn’t help but cut to her luxury box seats every few minutes as #12 began to bring his team back from sure defeat.  The producers masterfully documented her emotions over several hours which ranged from utter despair to utter joy. … More Giselle, Tom Brady, Tom Barry and Why I Can’t Stop Thinking About the Super Bowl

“MURPH”

    “Hey Coach Wire, I’m Kent Murphree.  Welcome to Ark City, we’re glad you’re here and we are going to win the 5A state championship!”  This part of the story may not be chronologically accurate but the statement was made very early in our coach/player relationship. Though somewhat skeptical, I was encouraged at his … More “MURPH”

Basketball on Black Fridays: the Alumni Scrimmage

The day after Thanksgiving was one of the best days of the year for this basketball coach.  No Black Fridays, and many of the family gatherings moved to the gym to watch basketball practice. The Friday after Thanksgiving was the first live look against someone other than teammates, the Alumni Scrimmage.  We did this at … More Basketball on Black Fridays: the Alumni Scrimmage