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COACH’S CORNER: GDS Freddy Johnson on Coaching Legacy + What CHANGES HE’D MAKE to HS Hoops!!

Coaching at Greensboro Day for the last 43 years, Freddy Johnson is the winningest coach in North Carolina history, winning over 1,000+ games and still racking up the wins. In February, he was recognized with the prestigious Morgan Wootten Award. Did he ever imagine the kind of success he has had? What was it like to play in the GEICO National HS Tournament? What are some of his greatest memories he has had? And what are some of the changes he would make to today's game? This is an interview with Rick Lewis that you will not want to miss.

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Freddy Johnson, Greensboro Day “Books and Basketball”

Freddy Johnson, Greensboro Day “Books and Basketball” by Rick Lewis and Jeff Bendel When one thinks of Greensboro Day, you think of Coach Freddy Johnson. He is the Dean Smith of high school basketball and is one of the greatest coaches at any level. Broad statement, yes, but he is what basketball is all about. He has engrained a “team first” approach that has been centered around the high...

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Coach Freddy Johnson “One of the greatest of all time”

Coach Freddy Johnson “One of the greatest of all time” Coach Freddy Johnson of Greensboro Day is one of the greatest coaches of all time. Coach Johnson was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, graduated from Greensboro Grimsley in 1972 and from Greensboro College in 1977. He played two years at Greensboro College and starting coaching at the YMCA when he was 15 years old....

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Excitement Brewing for the Bengals

The North Carolina basketball scene is unlike anywhere else in the country. Sure, folks from Florida, Texas, or New York are going to dispute that, but it’s simply a fact. We’ve had the most talent throughout the evolution of the game and have still maintained it through the present day. Quality basketball programs come and go, especially at the high school level, but Greensboro Day School has...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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Live with Brandon Blakney ft Greensboro Day

On the latest episode Live With Brandon Blakney Extra we pull up to Greensboro day school for an early morning practice session. The Bengals feature a nice combination of talented youth and experienced veterans. Greensboro, North Carolina, The two- time defending state champs have seemingly reloaded after losing a couple program pillars. There may be some bumps early but coaches feel this group...

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