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DWS Bulldogs coach says "Books before basketball"
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Principal Danny Parkerson can deal with his Bulldogs losing on the basketball court, but the coach, who lead teams to three consecutive state championships in the 1980s, doesn't want his players to lose in the academic arena."We've got several kids missing practice, trying to get their reading caught up," Coach Parkerson said prior to the start of the season. A former eighth-grade teacher, Parkerson insists that his ball players put books before basketball."Sometimes you have to send statements. Sometimes you have to sit out your best ball player to get him to focus and learn that school is about education.