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By John Davis
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Basketball coaching

I had a brief career as a basketball coach. Back in 1964, when I drove to New Hampshire to teach algebra II in the New Hampton School, I had no idea I’d be assigned coaching duties.

 

April 24, 2018



I had a brief career as a basketball coach. Back in 1964, when I drove to New Hampshire to teach algebra II in the New Hampton School, I had no idea I’d be assigned coaching duties.

But it turned out that New Hampton (a private, college preparatory school) had no coach for its reserve team, because the previous year’s coach had been kicked upstairs, to coach the varsity. At New Hampton, the reserve team was the lowest level on the basketball totem pole, after the varsity squad and then the junior varsity squad. I’d never coached a basketball team before, but had played quite a bit of...



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