Morgan Wootten DeMatha Catholic HS Coach Passes Away Tuesday

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HYATTSVILLE, MD. (THECOUNT) — Hyattsville, Maryland, DeMatha Catholic High School coach Morgan Wootten, one of the most successful high school basketball coach in the sport’s history, died Tuesday. He was 88.

DeMatha High School shared the Wootten family’s announcement on Twitter, saying Wootten was surrounded by friends and family was he crossed over Tuesday.

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DeMatha High School via Twitter:

“@DeMathaCatholic The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away yesterday evening at 9:50pm. Morgan was surrounded by his family in prayer and passed away peacefully as he wished.”

DeMatha says funeral arrangements are forthcoming.

Wootten was the first high school coach inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, after more than four decades coaching his team, reports NBCWashington.

Wootten coached at DeMatha from 1956 to 2002, pushing his team to more than 1,200 victories and sending a dozen players on to the NBA, according to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

DeMatha won more than 30 conference championships under Wootten’s leadership.

Wootten coached at DeMatha from 1956 to 2002, pushing his team to more than 1,200 victories and sending a dozen players on to the NBA, according to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The week, his family announced the coach entered hospice care and asked for those he impacted to send him a message.

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Geo quick facts: Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census – Wikipedia.

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