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About the author, Dr. James Gels... aka "Coach Gels"
"Coach" Gels resides in Charlevoix, Michigan and is a physician (Internal Medicine), now retired. He grew up in St. Henry, Ohio, graduated from Miami University (1968) and the Ohio State University College of Medicine (1972), and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mi).
His basketball experience comes from playing the game every year from childhood until the age of 40 (amateur level). He then became involved in coaching basketball and coached youth basketball and high school basketball for the last 30 years, both in the Charlevoix Youth Basketball Association and he also co-founded the Charlevoix Northern Lakers (AAU) club.
Coach Gels was an assistant coach for the Charlevoix high school boys varsity under head coach Keith Haske for a number of years, and then Adam Wood and Bret Erskine. Haske's teams won a number of conference titles, District and Regional tournament championships, and was a participant in the Michigan State Semis and Finals at Michigan State's Breslin Center several times (1999, 2001, 2004, and 2007).
Left to right: Coaches Gels, Haske, and Erskine)
As Charlevoix HS varsity girls assistant coach, the 2004 girls team went 27-1, losing a close game in the state Final. The girls finished the 2005, 2006, and 2007-2008 seasons as District and Conference champs with a records of 20-4, 18-5, and 20-3 respectively, while the JV girls had three straight undefeated 20-0 seasons!
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However, in recognition of the work done in organizing, writing and designing this website, the author would appreciate an acknowledgement for any of the topics reproduced. You are not permitted to reproduce any of these materials if you plan to use them in a profitable way, and may not use any of this information on your own web-site without permission from Coach Gels.
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