Coach teaches ‘sportsmanship’

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 24, 2006

To the Editor:

The Selma High Lady Saints manhandled the Sidney Lanier Lady Poets during the regular season, but were upset by the same Poets in Troy.

During the regional semi-final, Coach Anthony Harris benched his starting point guard for disciplinary reasons in the second half.

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Coach Harris proved that winning isn’t everything.

He showed the kids, when you make a mistake, you will be punished.

In three years, Coach Harris’ record is 79-21, 31-1 at home, with three straight trips to Troy and one Final Four in Birmingham.

Now ask yourself – would you have reacted the same way or been greedy for the win?

If you had to pause, before you answer, then you would have been thinking about yourself.

Bruce L. Holmes


Parents of Players Association