Coach Learns New Way to Speak Basketball to Players

January 8, 2016 in Community News

 

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.

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