Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Congrats to Carrice Baker who's being inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame:
It's a wonder she didn't have a nickname like "Spitfire" or "Bricks."

Carrice Baker, tough as nails and ever ready to answer a challenge, is going into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame June 27 in Natchitoches for her accomplishments over 39 years as a high school girls basketball coach at both Winnsboro and Jena. She won more than 1,000 games and guided her teams to eight state championships - four at each school - without being a genius scribbling X's and O's. She did it with talented players, but with strict adherence to discipline and fundamentals.

Her approach to coaching: hold the blinis and caviar, and pass the bread and butter.