To the editor,
What do Carolina and Duke basketball have in common, other than enthusiastic fans, multiple ACC and NCAA championships and Hall of Fame coaches?
Morgan Wootten — a high school coach in the Naismith Hall of Fame who coached at DeMatha Catholic High School for 46 years and never had a losing season.
Morgan was born at Duke Hospital because his folks were visiting his grandmother Bayard Wootten, the photographer for the UNC Yackety Yack who lived on Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill.
Morgan was close friends with UNC coach Dean Smith and Duke coach Vic Bubas. He sought advice from Bubas when N.C. State offered him the head coaching position that ultimately went to Jim Valvano. Dean Smith was a valuable mentor.