Mike Woodson performed for Bobby Knight at a time when the Hoosiers had been high of their recreation.
INDIANAPOLIS — Broad Ripple Excessive College closed three years in the past but it surely’s abruptly getting some shout-outs from the sidelines.
“We’re capable of say, ‘hey, we’ve product of Broad Ripple Excessive College by the identify of Mike Woodson,'” stated fellow BRHS grad Alan Bacon. “It provides us an enormous sense of delight that realizing certainly one of us made it to this stage.”
Woodson is Indiana College’s new males’s head basketball coach.
Flipping by way of a 1976 Broad Ripple Excessive College yearbook, Bacon pointed to a number of images.
“There he’s proper there, quantity 44,” Bacon stated. “That is him exhibiting the right type of the way to shoot a jumper. By the way in which, he sank this shot.”
Bacon stated Woodson was capable of study and hone these expertise.
“Clearly ok to be chosen and go to IU after which on to the professionals,” Bacon stated. He additionally went to IU.
Whereas Bacon did not play sports activities, they had been mates.
“He wasn’t somebody who felt above anybody, he was simply certainly one of guys who occurred to excel at basketball and was only a tremendous man,” Bacon stated.
Woodson performed for Bobby Knight at a time when the Hoosiers had been high of their recreation. Bacon stated he sees Woodson as the precise choose to guide the Hoosiers now.
“Mike isn’t from the surface,” Bacon stated. “A star participant shall be a star coach once more. He is aware of the basics, he has the self-discipline, he is aware of the tradition.”
Although they have not seen one another since faculty days, Bacon stated the connection they fashioned in highschool remains to be there.
He plans to attend as many video games as he can at Meeting Corridor including, “I am unable to anticipate him to return again and lead IU to victory.”