For more than 20 years, Hal Ehretsman has been more than a coach to his players. While coaching high school basketball, he recognized the need for special attention among disadvantaged urban youth and has found a successful game plan on and off the court. His players have won over 1,000 games, qualified for national post-season tournaments 25 times, and in 2001 his team was the only undefeated team in at the Junior Olympics. Ehretsman also advises his players on academics, making sure they remain eligible to play and qualify for college, even spending his vacations speaking with coaches and former players about his recruits. In 20 years, he's helped his players earn more than $10 million in scholarships.
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