About Coach's ClipboardBy Dr. James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
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Coach's Clipboard is a web-site company dedicated to providing free, or low cost, information to basketball coaches and players. Founded in 2001 by Dr. James Gels (see bio below), it is a trusted Internet basketball coaching resource providing basketball information and ideas for youth and high school basketball coaches and players worldwide.
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About the author, Dr. James Gels... aka "Coach Gels"
"Coach" Gels, a retired physician (Internal Medicine) and Fellow of the American College of Physicians, resides in Charlevoix, Michigan. A graduate of Miami University (1968) and the Ohio State University College of Medicine (1972), he is a former hospital Chief of Staff and former director of Intensive Care and Non-Invasive Cardiac Lab.
He played amateur basketball every year from childhood until the age of 40, and was involved in coaching youth and high school basketball for many years.
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).
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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