Markus Hood just celebrated his 200th basketball win.
Allatoona High School head basketball coach, Markus Hood, says he thinks the secret to a good team is chemistry and selflessness. “They have to care about each other more than they care about themselves,” said Hood on a recent rainy afternoon in his office. His belief in those ingredients has served him well through the years. Hood recently won his 200th game. And the Allatoona Buccaneers advanced Wednesday to the state tournament with a 60 to 37 win over Ringgold High School. This year, the team has six seniors that have gone to school at Allatoona all four years. The school didn’t open until 2008. Hood says his seniors, some of whom will go on to college ball, have set high standards for the younger players. They all genuinely care about…
The Buccaneers celebrated a milestone achievement of their basketball head coach Markus Hood.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Contributed by Steve King, President of Allatoona Basketball Boosters Club Allatoona High School's Coach Markus Hood achieved a career milestone with his 200th win on Jan. 20 as a basketball head coach with a 84-50 win over region foe Cedartown. Hood was recognized with a surprise presentation on Tuesday before Allatoona varsity teams took on Gilmer County. In attendance was his wife, Alyssa, Mother and son. A plaque to to commemorate the win was presented to by Assistant Coach Nicholas Estes, who has been with Hood for most of those 200 wins. The 2011-12 school year marks Hood's 12th season as a varsity basketball head coach and his fourth season as Allatoona's first head coach. The Bucs reached the sweet 16 last year in the school's …