Coach Learns New Way to Speak Basketball to Players
NBC NEWS 4 , Washington ,DC
By Jason Pugh and Mark Stephens
As a player, there was nothing unfamiliar about the basketball court for Lawrence Moten.
A star at Archbishop Carroll High School, he was recruited by Maryland and Georgetown before heading north to Syracuse University. He’s still the team’s all-time leading scorer, and he’s sharing his basketball knowledge with players at Gallaudet University.
“I always wanted to teach,” said Moten. “Teaching is coaching. Coaching is teaching. It’s something I love to do.”
Moten is an assistant coach at Gallaudet, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Many of the players communicate primarily through American Sign Language. Moten does not.