The Miracle Worker
I have a new article out in the December issue of Birmingham Magazine on the criminally underrated head mens basketball coach of the University of Montevallo, Danny Young. After taking over a program in disarray a decade ago, Young has dramatically improved the Division II school’s basketball program, leading the Falcons to the D-II National Championship game last spring.
For those of you living outside the great state of Alabama, the University of Montevallo is a small liberal arts college of about 2,800 students, located 30 minutes south of downtown Birmingham. It’s also my alma mater, so if you detect a wee-bit of personal bias in the piece, oh well.
I visited with Coach Young on a beautiful day in October, the same day I had a chance to deliver a speech to a group of communications majors at the university. After our interview I took a walk on the cobble stone streets of campus for the first time in almost 10 years. It was a lot of fun, even though it made me feel really old, but the main reason I went back to my old school was the interview Coach Young and get his story in print. It’s not up on the Birmingham Magazine website just yet, but you can read it on my Issuu page here.