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Friday, February 1, 2013

Montelli earns Wooten Award

Former St. Joseph boys' basketball coach Vito Montelli (pictured above with blue tie, flanked by University of Kentucky coach John Calipari and Vito's son Tommy) won the 2013 Morgan Wooten Award for boys' basketball. The award is named after the famous coach from DeMatha Catholic in Maryland. Wooten went 1,274-192 from 1956-92.

Montelli won a state record 878 games and 11 state championships, including consecutive Class LL titles in 210-11 and 2011-12. Montelli coached the Cadets for 50 seasons before retiring in August.

Sandra Meadows from Duncanville HS in Duncanville, Texas, is the girls' recipient. Both she and Montelli were selected by a nationally based committees comprised of Basketball Hall of Fame members and national high school media members among other people.

Wooten will present both Montelli and Meadows with the award during the day of the McDonald's All-American game on April 2 in Chicago.


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