ERIC Number: ED363473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Small School, Giant Dream: A Year of Hoosier High School Hoopla.
This book tells the story of the 1989-90 basketball season at Northfield High School, a small rural school in Wabash County, Indiana. That year, Steve McClure began his fourth season as varsity basketball coach at Northfield with a 56-14 record. For McClure, basketball was more than team play; basketball was an integral part of personal growth for those who play the game. And in this small community, high school basketball was more than an extracurricular activity; it was a way of life for many community members. The book describes McClure's high school sports career and his journey from a spirited college student to a high school coach who stresses Christian values and the building of character among his players. Team members are also profiled. The book provides highlights of key games in a thrill-packed season including the team's loss in the state semi-finals. The story illustrates not only the tremendous community support awarded to high school basketball, but also how, with encouragement and determination, even small schools can have successful sports programs. (LP)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Basketball, Community Support, High School Students, High Schools, Local History, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Sportsmanship, Team Training, Teamwork
Raymond Moscowitz, 862 Ridge Road, Peru, IN 46970 ($7.95; 10-25 copies, 50% discount; 25 or more, 65% discount).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana