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jumpman15

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I don't think coaches get enough credit these days. So lets hear your opinions. Who are the top 5 coaches in East Texas.
Clifford L Anderson

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Ron Boyett-WO
Pete Carr-Tatum
Patrice Beck-Tatum (girls)
Tobin Reid-Brownsboro
Heath Dudley-Canton


jumpman15

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In no certain order..
1. Hosea Lee - Laneville
2. Boyett - WO
3. Todd Sutherland - Hardin Jefferson
4. Lance Shelton - Dodd City
5. Ron Hanks - Chapel Hill or Moore - Martins Mill
fiapoly

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Funny how people come up with the coaches that are winning, but there's good basketball coaches out there that actually have to coach just get there teams decent, to me that is a sign of a good coach someone that takes a team with no wins and next year gets 10 wins and shows improvement.

I do agree though WO coach is good coach not because he wins but because he has a handle on the whole program from 3rd grade and up
jumpman15

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Well in my opinion a good coach wins ball games. If you win year in and year out you must be doing something right. Everyone I named has won and lost everywhere they have been. They haven't won all their career.
Clifford L Anderson

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I namd coaches that are passionate about the game who coaches every play........win or loose he cares about the kids not the win! Coach RB has had my son for 4 years my son has not only learned the game.....but has become a better person now that's coaching! If Danny Henderson was in the east texas area he would be on this list for sure ............great job coaches !
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Coach Lance Shelton of Dodd City has to be one of the best basketball coaches around. He is great teacher of the game. Look at his returning squad from last year. Only one starter actually came back to that team after graduating five seniors who all played a lot of minutes in the regional finals team against Roxton. Then if you look at the year before that, which was the year they graduated majority of the regional semi-finals team and no one had them going further than they did that year but instead they made it to the regional finals. This year his record doesn't show a whole lot at 15-14 but they managed to pull out third place in that district with practically no Varsity experience other than one player and a bench player from the year before's team. His ability to coach players who aren't the greatet athletically and make them winners is a huge reason why I say he is one of the best basketball coaches around. 
jblu

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You need to put Robert Loper of Frankston at the top of the list. Just won his 800th game and I can assure his kids know how to play the game.
scottyd24

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Coach Leuschner in Douglass is far and away the best coach in East texas. No questions asked
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It would be easy for Ron Boyett to forget the kids after they graduate, I played for him for 4 years, learned the game, learned alot about life from him and other such things. 10 years later, If i walk into his office to chit-chat, he drops whatever he is doing to talk, sends me a Christmas card every year and even beats me on the golf course from time to time. 

He has a saying when you are going through his program that goes like this. "I'm not your friend, until you turn the tassle." and he demonstrates that to a T, I know that without a doubt that if I needed anything, i could call him anytime, day or night and he would come through for me. 

There are great coaches, There are great teachers of life. In Ron Boyett, God created a man who does both.
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I am going to put Shad reed from Franklin in that group. He has done a fantastic job there! He pushes his kids to be the best both on the court and off. That to me makes for an excellent coach, that shows he cares about the kids boh on and off the court.
Clifford L Anderson

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Best coach of this season Ron Boyett......the proof is in the pudding:-) 74-2
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Originally Posted by Clifford L Anderson
Best coach of this season Ron Boyett......the proof is in the pudding:-) 74-2

Just to play devils advocate with you...What says it isn't the talent that he has had the last few years that have made him look better?

As for who I think is one of the best coaches, I would go with Bodden in Tenaha. Year in year out, no matter how many graduate, they are always a tough team to beat. That is a credit to their coaching.

McManus in Lufkin also needs a look. Does good at a school where basketball is a very distant fourth behind Football, Baseball, and Track.
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