Mountlake Terrace basketball coaches deserve recognition

It is very fitting and appropriate that two terrific local coaches are going to be entering the WIBCA Hall of Fame at the same time together (“Three local coaches to be inducted in Hall of Fame,” The Herald, Nov. 20).

First, I got to hear Marv Morris speak 30 years ago, and he just oozed with teaching ability, love for kids, and spiritual zeal with joy. Also, when he helped guide his King’s team to their first state title in boys’ hoops, that was just glorious. Second, Nalin Sood and other talented assistants like him were a major reason why our memorable Terrace team placed fifth at Tacoma Dome in 1989. His imitating of and resemblance to his mentor and predecessor — Hall of Famer Roger Ottmar — namely, Ottmar’s single-mindedness and tenacity, is especially noteworthy and profound. Congratulations to these two fine leaders for all their success!

“A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1

Steve Goodman

Mountlake Terrace

Because of an editing error, and not the fault of the author of the letter, an earlier version of this letter misidentified the schools at which Mart Morris coached. Morris coached at Shorecrest, Kings and Shorewood high schools.

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