AUDIO: Jeff Berridge (David Wingett's HS Coach) on the Geoff Calkins Show (5/10/18)

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AUDIO: Jeff Berridge (David Wingett's HS Coach) on the Geoff Calkins Show (5/10/18)

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Joined now by Jeff Barry she is the head basketball coach at what a big high school where he coached. David Lynch who is the newest Memphis tiger he signed with Memphis Tigers and Jeff joins me now holly you. I'm good you're awfully nice to join us first of all do that if you could tell me about Winnebago high school where is. Lane where debate I stood there in the Winnebago Nebraska it's the Indian reservation it's probably that could. Our north so Omaha Nebraska in about thirty minutes south of Sioux City, Iowa. And has basketball always meant a lot. In that community. I guess as a backdrop for the big part index. In their little town in direct reservation Maria so back exposed. Pretty Big Ten impressed how people little reservation. Right now there's probably about 800. Population. And then the high school is like how I this is what they article how many likening graduating senior class at at what they are eskimo. That share was mostly had the next 48 graduate. So when I graduated back in 2006. We had 45. Wow so there yes there there's progress did you come. But you played there what it did you play there or did you play when they. Yes born and raised in Winnebago and I played I backs bulk. At Winnebago and Allentown and played a little bit of college basketball. All right and so that you return man you're the head coach and you. And you and you fight and this player named David Wingate. Arrives at the school I gather he's is he one of six boards I've read he's one of six boards. Yes it. And his mother was a basketball star has the stroke. Does it matter what the back but her and volleyball session still hold the most children go block since. Nebraska history. Really that is. Yeah and his dad was. Pretty good back up I refer Mattel in just not far from what dale called life ilk you lose should stay. Two years old silk. Wow so M and and and at least from my research. The only state title late she led dead girl's team when she was in high school to his to a Nebraska state titles that aren't. Yeah see. That's incredible so all right so they got the six boys. That they all play basket. Yeah. Older ones. And then all of a place that you got a couple of younger brother is there are still like Chinese. So Latin that it really done in Cuba competitive back Scalia. Yes his older brother his older brother I equate actual basketball and then. Indirect stake coats so I've been coaching. The wind gets into it mom's last name at a low point so Bill Clinton went Carlyle here. Unbelievable all right so David Lynch at arrives. You don't modestly forever and it's not like he shows up in ninth grade and you don't know that these common like you've you know this family I. I and and what kind of player as. It is that is outstanding. And in all aspects for me he played. Does opposite side the defense society as a leader. The biggest things that. I'd like from him as the this is hard work and dedication. He news. It was solid line and Jamie Dolly stately old showed up early into Portland king dead is a gun that fires just as hard work and dedication to the game. Now he is. At least sort of the way he's being perceived here at Memphis is. He's known as a shooter he's going to be a guy who comes in and fills it up is he a great shooter has he always been a great shooter. Yes you go to bed now a good shooter. And upland dinky Ali works and it is issuing blah. What mile. Are being success than in Nebraska and playing for a smaller school look. He's pretty unstoppable but. Lansing bet everybody underestimated when they see Essex Connecticut bill expected issued apology doesn't. And either ridiculous from the people and I like. Where did you clam by the way it was he a forward what was what was the energy. He kind of played pretty much everything he. There's media knowing claimed playing car back like delay any size. There's a lot of people that. To only actually put him in the post book just this action or delayed entry reportedly could shoot and a lady can lead it changes so I put him at point guard. Alive 67 big event equipment point guards so I just trying to work toward implanted next level and got it worked out for. Reading about him you got the sense like there's a lot of stories about him that he was. I don't know if a legend is a little strong but he became quite a sensation in Nebraska that he not. The yes. Started in the 20142015. Keeneland. One of bagel. Finally won the championship and 75 years into. Hackaday kind of blew open as a freshman are you just stop for a time. But you'd still have the best player on the court it was less so largest factor that the next few years knowing that you. Playing. Keep playing for a Winnebago it everybody starts jumping on it following it was pretty crazy good garbage in you went to eat pretty much sold out because. Everybody wanted to call want to do is click. And these were JB's were jams you wouldn't you would play. You're high school that's on reservation. You would play. I schools that are not a Reza Reza I mean that it did does the league consists other other reservation teams or is it. Breck Girl public schools around you that your play it. Sister yet there's great there all public school as a man Leo that are reservation we the public school and their nation shall we hadn't done it to better schools too but. It was those schools around that's within a conference where. Lou the only reservation change in the conference in in the state of Nebraska there's. Re reservation school out of the whole state so look we all compete as great great teams in. We try around right. I'm curious those teams celebrated. Or Eid day. You deal with discrimination will be like what's it like B and I mean obviously it's different than your average public high school. I mean there's always that discrimination against sessions Catholic. To be honest. Two in that state championship and is doing could finish up past five years yeah it's kind of breaking them down Juba we still learning chilly here and there but it's not as bad as when I was in school when I first started coaching it's kinda. We kind of breaking the barriers so that's a good think. What was the celebration like this is the size of the state championship was when he was a sophomore what was the celebration like on earth liberation. It was Acadia will lead less but the State's Erick can bend. Quite a few years do. Before he even went to state hello only left they lined the streets people outside the Larry king Abdullah the one thing I remember ton of pledges that. Just going to really come back at state championship up crazy between being done it is flying machine stole account of their design actually it's really cold and a there Meredith celebrating indefinitely debate prep Lou that back and it was in the front. All right so he's a 670 head. Who's after recent. Is really athletic can shoot led his team to a state championship. Why did you then go the route. Going to a prep school. Rather than going straight did not have big time basketball offers right out of high school what was this that what was the recruiting situation right well high school. I thought it was gonna a little bit everything. His grades are kind of flies to Asia chief goes kinda doubt. But than him playing he clearly Chauncey Billups relief for these circuit into. They kind of found that both city prep place in duck and it kind of just took off from their at the end of the daily suspect today it's. It was a good. A good choice but anybody who didn't crippling down. We you don't go to punter than it did and it worked out for the best. Well he's clearly blown up now till like I gather he's had a great IKEA degree we we've got out of my AAU circuit he's been. He's had some great weeks amend supposedly he came in here. And when he worked out for penny he just like he was in so many shots they were laughing out loud they're electable and for. Is. And have you been I don't know if you've been involved in this have you been talking to him throughout this recruit that may surprise you end up in Memphis and does it feel like a good fit. I know I'm ever since he. Came back from both city prep but he's been back then in one of bagel for allowing da I was working him out as in the gym almost every game. I get stuck in the same school as he was gonna go visit this Banda. Net as does the number one choice on. Under the radar so when he took a visit. He must had a good time and I must really like India. So that let you pick kemba. I come about Penny Hardaway and Mike Miller the go there though playing at the next level and a potentially a lot of things in. I expect the best form that you want to really chasing his dream and unclear at the next level. Did he know about Penny Hardaway. Like we we want to like it that we know the parents of kids know about Penny Hardaway and they know about little penny and they know whatever but like we once did he know about any airline. And I yeah he did this. David a basketball but football money Kagan. Technique elected Tyler told and I knew I liked so he knew who piney woods and. So and then he knew my littlest because he's kinda cracks suddenly so look. The non danger of basketball kid so he knows a lot about backed school. So so I think I really appreciate you spent an some time unless we're talking to Jeff Barrett who is the head basketball coach at Winnebago high school. Where David when Jim went high school he is obviously now the newest Memphis tiger. He thought here's a shooter. You tell me he's more than a shooter how athletic as the. Yet he's more than this year he's got some balance to the he's he's got some crazy highlight dunks got there he didn't. It midrange is nice in there. Being a lefty is it working for him. That's kind of hard to find cola. They had no way the artwork here and news state cross country runner. He went to stay in I jumped in in track and field so it actually. He's bit misty mean sports. I gather a lot of the kids on your team rain across countries around. City it debuted is that just to get in the shape or why is that try to cross country as well. Are fairly new Winnebago. What they've ice blue cross country is fairly new and the first shared it started it was a sophomore and a the first year we had he would sustain it SOA. It's kind. I've put some more towards cost countries that football. Just because you get him in shape and them by the time backlog rose around they're ready ready to go and radiator on. Houses handle. He's good he's good bond there like I said he put a lot of planes are so mean there. Because he can under the ball and that's one aspect and he can work on a little bit is. Dribbling more so that's. One of our main groups we work though America look at this is bought and. It looks like like off the court what's he likes the quiet is he filing is the allowed the brash as he this is old man what's it like. Now he's a pretty clay got to be honest. He's kind of keeps himself and then. Just so laid low and he really does the late Ted Ginn being abused after the Williams is an Irish good you're Gerke abused. He was. Killed is still are set to take that into this year. It's so it's not be sick in the interviews is that he's just shocked he doesn't like talking about himself. Syria. At present it to create a locate our itself I came if I came out and who knows I might well if I came out to the Winnebago reservation. What we'll what's on the ball what I find what's there. You know it's just a small little ruler little Italian debt in Nebraska mean. One thing you will find is that a lot of backbone quick outside. But other than that we got. School. That school. That somehow got to go to stowed at a gas station and we actually have a little casino. Uh oh we've got yeah Delaware is biggest hospitals around in the area. On her reservation and so. We have travel well travel junior college. There are actually played and actually junior college association so that's pretty nice so it's a pretty nice Politico and actually. Let me ask you one other question. His mom who produced the six basketball players that she like do an enemy is. And yet you don't like it got her she's the one responsible or read a story she said we just left the toilet seat up. I thought at that fear most. So yeah well. Mom as a good person and I and then the did Christy Linda. Appreciate they also create. Chat a little bit. We we're thrilled to have him join us here in Memphis and thank you for all the work that you Don lemon thanks that you thank you for joining us this morning. Yes no problem must. And a conducted a pack thanks very much cushion that. Is. Jasper choose the head coach it would have been honest. That's a cool story and a yes I think that's that's a pretty mild way of putting it I mean there it's like winds are richer by the way it's it's just a different what we get a Winnebago and go to Winnebago yes right exactly right and and you know it'll be a blast he had me sold it we only knew exceed. Yeah you enter into exactly that of course. I think Greg.
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