Morgan Wootten compiled a remarkable 1,274-192 (.869) record in his unparalleled 46-year coaching career at DeMatha High School. With five national championships, 44 consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins, and a number one ranking in the Washington, DC, area in 20 of his last 33 years as coach, Wootten retired in 2002 as the winningest--and one of the most respected--coaches ever.
Now the Hall of Fame coach’s tactical expertise is available in Morgan Wootten’s Basketball Xs and Os
series. In these two DVDs Wootten emphasizes the offensive and defensive attacks for which he is best known:
- Man-to-man and pressure defense
- Zone offense and defense
- Man-to-man and fastbreak offense
- Situational in-bound plays
Each option starts with a team’s on-court alignment and basic movements against no opponent. Next comes an animated version of the play in dynamic, graphical form. Then the play is performed again, this time live and at full speed against an opponent to show exactly how to execute it in a game situation. Throughout the instruction, Wootten provides teaching points and drills to master the execution of each tactic.
Wootten remains a popular clinician throughout the world. Morgan Wootten’s Basketball Xs and Os
is like having his clinics on DVD, showing the precision with which DeMatha practiced and drilled their offenses and defenses to become a perennial national powerhouse.