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.
In this interview you will discover the common bonds of these two legends and how their paths intersected at pivotal moments.
Coach Steve Beckett and his Carson after winning Third State Championship in Mountain Biking. Photo used with permission, Klix Photography 2015
Steve Beckett helped start the Mountain Bike team at Marshall County High School as a way for his son Carson Beckett to have opportunity to ride and race with his friends. Steve’s coaching skills combined with the team work ethic has developed into a program that consistently finishes on the podium, winning its first three attempts at State Championships. “There is no bench, there is no starting five… if you are willing to come to practice and put in the time, you are going to get to play in the game.” MCHS competes in the Tennessee league of NICA. To learn more about the league visit www.tennesseemtb.org
Randy Wyatt is a Paducah Tilghman High School coach that has won multiple KHSAA State Championships in multiple sports as a coach and an athlete.
Randy describes the mindset that is required to win championships. He provides insights from his early influences on his career.
Many coaches and players excel in a single sport. But Randy Wyatt has a resume that is in very select company by winning championships in football and track as a coach and dominating his track events as an athlete.
What does it take from a player, parent and a coach to bring home championships? It is probably not what you think.