Midlands coach selected to lead top high school talent | News
A Midlands high school basketball coach will lead the top high school talent in the country during the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games.
Anne Long, head coach of the Spring Valley High School girls’ basketball team will coach the Girls East team at the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games on Wednesday, March 28 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Long has 36 years of coaching experience and is currently in her fourth season as head coach for the Spring Valley Lady Vikings. She has a career record of 758-183 and has guided her teams to 11 State Championship Games, emerging victorious in six (1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 2009 and 2011).
A seven-time South Carolina State Coach of the Year, Long has helped produce more than 100 college basketball players including current McDonald’s All American, Xylina McDaniel who will be playing for team East.
Following her most recent State Championship in 2011, Coach Long was inducted into the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
According to Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games, Coach Long is one of the four standout coaches selected to lead the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games.
“We’re delighted that some of the best high school basketball coaches from across the country will be on the sideline in Chicago this year,” said Freeland.
The 11th Annual Girls Game will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on ESPNU, followed by the 35th Anniversary Boys Game at 8:30 p.m. CT which will air live on ESPN.