Coaches pulling double duty

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Girls basketball coach Tim Rippy saw all the work coaches Deon Birkes and Donnie Smith put in during the annual Pioneer Tipoff Classic in November.

Coaching two teams is tough - balancing two game plans, bouncing from one locker room to the next, one game to another and one gender to the other.

Birkes coaches all of the basketball teams at Lincoln, and Smith does the same at Decatur. All as in all the senior high teams, all the junior high teams and, in case that wasn’t enough, the seventh-graders, too.

Rippy didn’t envy those guys then. Now he is one of them.

Gentry boys basketball coach Conlan Efurd was removed as head coach last month after his team ...

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School News, Pages 6 on 02/17/2010


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