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February 5, 2010

Inspirational Story Of Girl Who Lost Arm But Still Plays Hoops

Marykate Hughes, a 17-year-old from Woodland, Wash., should serve as an inspiration to us all. Despite having her right arm amputated recently due to an "unclassified sarcoma" cancer in it, she continues to play basketball for her high school team. R...

February 5, 2010

Hoops Coach, Mother Of 4, Has Inoperable Brain Cancer

Heather Sugg, the Beamer High School (Wash.) girls basketball coach, 36, found out recently that she has inoperable brain cancer. Instead of wallowing in self-misery, she is fighting for every day of her life. Read her incredible story at the link be...

February 5, 2010

Hoops Coach OK After Car Hit By Train

Mike Hoganson, the head girls basketball coach at Detroit Lakes High (Minn.) was in his car when it was struck by a Canadian Pacific Soo Line train Saturday. Hoganson’s car was sliding down a hill into an intersection with the train tracks. His...

February 5, 2010

Frosh Coach Suits Up To Play, Entire Staff Fired

Last month, San Gabriel High (Calif.) freshman girls basketball coach, Jannie Han, allegedly suited up and played in a junior varsity game. All coaches on staff, including varsity head coach Manny Flores and JV coach Mark Ho, have been fired for cove...

February 5, 2010

Florida Teen Dies At Halftime Of Game

Phillip Jackson, 18, a center on the Sandalwood High (Fla.) basketball team, died yesterday after collapsing during halftime of a game against Nease High. Faculty praised Jackson for his focus as he was doing well in academics, playing on the footbal...

February 5, 2010

Calipari Takes Part In Hoops For Haiti

John Calipari, the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, took part in Hoops for Haiti yesterday in conjunction with the Red Cross, United Way and two local radio stations. The event raised more than $1 million in five hours...

February 5, 2010

California’s Winningest Prep Baseball Coach Dies

John Stevenson, who won 1.059 games in 50 baseball seasons at El Segundo High (Calif.), died Monday at the age of 76 due to a heart attack.

February 3, 2010

Basketball Coach Makes No Excuses In Losing 65-0

Saying that "shots just weren’t going in," Wrenshall (Minn) High girls basketball coach Michelle Blanchard made no excuses why her squad lost 65-0 last week to Moose Lake-Willow River. MLWR played its junior varsity players for most of the seco...

February 3, 2010

Hoops Coach With Breast Cancer Goes For Win No. 500

Kathy Snyder, the head girls coach at Southern Regional (N.J.) is going for win No. 500 tonight. Snyder has been battling breast cancer a few years ago.

October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...