New Coolidge girls coach has experience overseas

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
If you’ve ever watched the movie “Around the World in 80 Days,” imagine taking away the racing aspect and tie it around the sport of basketball. That’s the version that could be depicted of Coolidge’s newly hired girls coach William Milton, but with a Texas flare.
Milton grew up playing basketball and after graduating high school, he took his game to the junior college level in Weatherford and later transferred to Midwestern State University to continue his education and work his magic on the court.
The opportunity arose for Milton to go overseas and play for semi-pro basketball teams in Lithuania, so he left the states to follow his passion.
Eventually, he returned to the U.S. to finish up his undergraduate degree as a sports fitness and management major at MSU and afterwards, he took a job as the head girls’ basketball coach at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Wichita Falls and served as the assistant volleyball coach during the two years he was there.
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