City of Selma, Selma High honor former Saints boys basketball coach

Published 1:30 pm Monday, May 3, 2021

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Selma High honored former basketball coach Willie Maxey last weekend with a drive-by celebration at the school’s band field.

“May for Maxey” recognized Maxey’s time coaching at Selma High School. Friends, family and community members stopped by.

Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr, Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn, Selma City Councilwoman Lesia James and Councilman Sam Randolph were among the local officials who spoke at the event.

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Maxey coached at Selma from 1989 until 2000. The Saints went 157-76 during that span, won the 6A State Championship in 1994, captured seven area championships, made three elite eight appearances.

Maxey said he’s grateful for the recognition from Selma High.

“I’m very appreciative of all the accolades that I received,” Maxey said.

Collins Pettaway III said he appreciated what Maxey did for him and others in the community.

“Coach Maxey is so many things to so many people, including me,” Pettaway said.