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John Jack is pictured here in the main picture during his first year of coaching the Mamou Demon basketball program in 1985. That year he led his team to the state finals against White Castle. He retired following the playoff loss this season to Madison High. He spent 37 years at Mamou as a player and a coach. (Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Jack) In the inset picture, is John Jack as he looks today standing in the Mamou High School Gym. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

At the end of the measuring stick

Nowadays it is extremely rare for basketball coaches like John Wooden at UCLA and Dean Smith at North Carolina to spend their entire career at one school.


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