Wood receives John Wooden Legacy Award

Photo: Janet Wood

A former Mountain Home basketball coach is adding another award to her collection of honors. Janet Wood was one of two coaches selected by the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association to receive the 2021 John Wooden Legacy Award.

The National High School Basketball Coaches Association is teaming with the Wooden family and the Paycom Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, California, to present the award to a boys’ and girls’ coach in each state. The recognition seeks to honor scholastic basketball coaches around the country who are educators and have achieved excellence on the floor, in the classroom and in the community. The criteria for the award are rooted in the ideals of education, longevity, character, service and excellence.

Wood is part of the inaugural class of 78 scholastic leaders from 41 states. She is joined on the list by former West Memphis boys’ coach Larry Bray.

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