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July 26, 2013

Denney, a 12th Region icon, gets award

National Boy’s Assistant Coach of the Year given to PCHS ‘86 title winner

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As far as hoops goes, Denney still remembers vividly just how special a team the Pulaski County squad was in the 1985-’86 season, when assistant coach Roscoe Denney was part of a magical ride that culminated in a state championship for the Maroons.
“That team was just a good mix of players, and everybody on that team was fundamentally sound,” pointed out the North Laurel assistant coach.
“Everyone played within themselves, and they were very coachable,” Denney added. “It was a storybook season. That group going into the Sweet 16 was ranked 13th out of the 16 teams in that field. They still have the record for a team that won a state title by the fewest point margin of victory — winning those four games by a total of 10 points.”
Of course the head coach of that Pulaski County squad was Dave Fraley, who Denney says still is a person that will always hold a special place in his heart.
“Dave Fraley taught me everything I know about basketball, life, and people,” stated Denney.
“When my mother passed away, I was living with Dave,” said Denney. “I was very lucky to have him there at that time in my life to help me through that. We all know that David was an outstanding basketball coach, but he’s an even better person. And, he was such a great psychologist as a coach. He knew how to handle players and people, and he always knew what to say and when to say it. I learned a great deal from him as far as how to coach the game of basketball.”
Coaching basketball is something that Denney has always excelled at, as is witnessed by a remarkable 41-year run that is still going.
Indeed, Roscoe Denney is the reigning National Boy’s Assistant Coach of the Year, but he will also be remembered in our area as a guy that helped lead PC to a state championship, was a great ambassador to the sport of basketball, and was a true friend of 12th Regional basketball for coaches and players alike.
As far as legacies go, it really doesn’t get much better than that.
 
 

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