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Darron Boatright, Wichita State Athletic Director

Darron Boatright is a native of Marshall County and was named Director of Athletics at Wichita State in 2016 after serving as the department’s chief operating officer, then interim director, since April 2015.

Darron discusses the lessons he learned from his dad while coaching his own son and the challenges of Mark Gottfried to add value to a program while at Murray State University, then onto the wild west atmosphere of the SEC (Southeastern Conference) and the University of Alabama.

There are somethings you do for a paycheck and Darron will tell you there are others that you do for the love of a sport he reveals a personal project and discovery he made that spans generations of Legendary National Championship Basketball Coaches.

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Darron Boatright, Wichita State Athletic Director

Darron Boatright is a native of Marshall County and was named Director of Athletics at Wichita State in 2016 after serving as the department’s chief operating officer, then interim director, since April 2015.

Darron discusses the lessons he learned from his dad while coaching his own son and the challenges of Mark Gottfried to add value to a program while at Murray State University, then onto the wild west atmosphere of the SEC (Southeastern Conference) and the University of Alabama.

There are somethings you do for a paycheck and Darron will tell you there are others that you do for the love of a sport he reveals a personal project and discovery he made that spans generations of Legendary National Championship Basketball Coaches.

Support the podcast by becoming an Active Listener.

 

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Mitch Cothran dribbles while Dax watches from the bench.

Mitch Cothran is one of the all-time great shooting guards for the boy’s basketball team at Marshall County High School.  Mitch played during the Coach Hatcher era and talks about the atmosphere when Marshall County played Graves County, Oak Hill Academy and other highly ranked competitors.  Many players from those teams went on to play Division 1 basketball and in the NBA.

Mitch Cothran Shooting Legends

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Barney Thweatt is the common thread that ties a tradition of great Marshall County Basketball to the powerhouse known as the Christian County Colonels.  Success has been a constant companion of Barney Thweatt.

Barney Thweatt was a member of the 1947 State Runner-up and 1948 State Champion Brewers Redmen team.  Barney’s team was ranked number one all year and went undefeated in 1948.  In fact, Brewers is the last undefeated Kentucky Boys High School Basketball team to be crowned State Champions.

BillyChumblerBilly Chumbler as a basketball player the Greatest Lowes Blue Devil of all-time.  He set the Louisville Invitation Tournament (LIT) scoring record.  He was recruited by Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky but chose to play college basketball at Mississippi State University and was the team captain at Murray State University.

As a coach, Chumbler was inducted into Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame with an Illinois record of 492-196. He coached at Cairo High School and Century High School in Illinois. He coached at Paducah Tilghman and Trigg County with a Kentucky record of 288-93 compiling an overall high school coaching record of 780-289.

He is a current Dawahares / KHSAA Hall of Fame Nominee as a Player and Coach.  http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/hallfame/ScreenedNominees/Chumbler,%20Bill.pdf

Terry Birdsong is the Head Coach of the Calloway County High School Boys Basketball team.

Coach Birdsong discusses some of the challenges and rewards of successful coaching.

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Terry Birdsong is the Head Coach of the Calloway County High School Boys Basketball team.  As a player for Marshall County he scored 35 points in the opening round of the 1987 Sweet 16 against Louisville Ballard.  As a head coach he lead Calloway County to their only two Regional Championships in the schools history.  He has also coached at Graves County where he lead them also to two Region 1 championships.

Coach Birdsong discusses some of the challenges and rewards of successful coaching.

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Tony Bohannon recounts his first impression of the legend.

20150411_130814-Tony-Bohannon He discusses lessons he learned from sports and the value of surrounding yourself with strong coaches, friends and mentors.  You will certainly be encouraged and inspired by this conversation.

“I didn’t become a good ball player until I got cut.”

Listen for what Tony did while coaching kids when they started shutting down on him.

Tony discusses the rewards of hard work and attention to detail.

This is part One.

 

Bristyn Prowell has just completed her third year as the Girls Basketball coach at North Marshall Middle School.

Coach Prowell talks with Dax about her experience as a player and coach.

Bristyn was on five district championship teams at Caldwell County High school, and may have set a middle school record that competes with “the Legend.”

Coach Prowell started her collegiate trek at Mid Continent University on a softball scholarship.  Her love for sports, experience and work ethic indulged her with the opportunity to play basketball and softball while studying Elementary Education at Mid Continent.

After two years, she transferred to Brescia University, then completed her degree at Murray State University.

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