North Santa Rosa

40 Seasons -The Life of a High School Basketball Coach

Rick Wood, a retired High School Basketball Coach returned Friday night, December 2 to Central School. ¬†Rick coached many years ago here and now he has published a book entitled “40 Seasons – The Life of a High School Basketball Coach”.

A brief description of the book:

Growing up in Kinston, Alabama, Rick Wood had two goals: to play high school basketball for his role model, Creigh Purnell, and to become a high school coach and teacher himself.

Though he was never able to make Coach Purnell’s varsity, he enjoyed a stellar coaching career. Rick Wood retired with 662 wins — at the time, the most by any active coach in North Carolina. His players were known for their teamwork, hustle, and sportsmanship. They were also known for being true student-athletes, receiving two awards for having the best team GPAs in the entire state.

40 Seasons chronicles how one small town boy turned his dream into a lifetime of achievements. Through his eyes, we discover universal lessons about winning, losing, teaching, and living.

40 Seasons
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