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Coach Morgan Wootten has redefined the word success in basketball. Over the last four decades at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, he has not only led his teams to an 88% win record, but has also played a key role in the future of his athletes. More than 175 of his players have been offered college scholarships during his 35 years at DeMatha. And many of his former players, including Adrian Dantley, Danny Ferry, Kenny Carr, and Sidney Lowe have gone on to perform in the National Basketball Association. In Coaching Basketball Successfully, Wootten covers every facet of building a successful basketball team. Coaches at every level will appreciate the way he takes sophisticated techniques and breaks them down into practical skills, strategies, and drills that they can apply in their own programme. But coaches will learn more than offensive and defensive strategies - they'll also discover the importance of developing a coaching philosophy. Through more than 40 personal anecdotes, Wootten explains how success should be measured in terms of effort and execution rather than outcome. He also explains the vital role of communication and motivation in building a basketball programme. Coaching Basketball Successfully was developed by the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP).
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Morgan Bayard Wootten (born April 21, 1931, Durham, North Carolina) is an American former high school basketball coach.
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