Question and Answer session with Brian Seagraves new boys basketball coach at Dudley HS and the Photo Gallery from today’s Press Conference

Here are the photos from today’s Press Conference, where Brian Seagraves was introduced as the new boys basketball coach, at Dudley High School…..Coach Seagraves coming back to Dudley, after being away for one year at High Point Andrews, where he went (20-7) as the head coach of the Red Raiders….Questions for Coach Seagraves follow underneath the Photo Gallery and Click On to see all and go right on through the file, one click after another…..

Five questions for new Dudley boys basketball coach Brian Seagraves……

1)Has this always been your dream job?
Coach Seagraves:Yes, since I got into coaching, this has been the one stop along the way I have wanted to make, as the head coach…..

2)What makes this job so special?
Coach Seagraves:The history of the program that coach David Price has built here….With Haywood, Hicks(Eric), Graves, Hairston, Whitt, Williams and the list goes on and on…..

3)What needs to be done to get Dudley all the way back to the top?
Coach Seagraves:Many of the same things that were done in the past, but now we have to keep the players at Dudley….Too many are leaving for so-called greener pastures and the fifth year of high school elibibility….We have to get it to the point, where they want to play for Dudley and we can’t give them a reason to leave……It has to sold/told, that your best option is Dudley….

4)What can be done to stop the exodus of the players to the private schools?
Coach Seagraves Do the best with the kids you have and take care of the kids that you have in your program….They have to want to be at Dudley and there has to be something special about playing and coaching at Dudley….“If you want to re-class go to prep school”….Use your fifth year at a prep school and finish your four years of high school, at Dudley……

5)The players that went on to college coming out of Dudley, what created that and kept that rolling?
Coach Seagraves:Coach Price made it happen by working hard and respecting the kids and helping the kids….Grooming them for college by checking on their grades, keeping up with the kids to make that they were in class and making sure that the kids were taking the right courses, that would get them into college….Coach Price made all of this happen and made sure it kept on rolling and he was good about delegating responsibility to make sure that all the assistant coaches had a certain set of students/athletes that they were responsible for and that group had to be doing what they were supposed to be doing in and out of the classroom……

Coach Price built the Dudley program and his plan is a plan that I want to follow and make adjustments to, when needed, along the way….

One thought on “Question and Answer session with Brian Seagraves new boys basketball coach at Dudley HS and the Photo Gallery from today’s Press Conference

  1. Coach Seagraves was the right choice at the right time for this program in suceeding Coach Price whom did a remarkable job during his tenure. Coach Seagraves will build on what has already been establish from Dudley’s history from the past and will create his own history of players whom are caught up into this mass defection of going to private schools because they believe it will elevate their status. The truly great ones have the ability to make things happen where they are at and cause the scouts to come watch them play in their present environment. Coach Seagraves, I believe will create that atmosphere to the point that players will begin to recoginize if going to college on a basketball scholarship and developing themselves as a better person is one of their primary goals, then being at Dudley will be a great fit. If that kid or their parents have some other ulterior motive that is not centered around that, then I believe Dudley is not the place for them.

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