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Congrats to Mary Fleig who teaches at coaches Millersville U.  And wins basketball games. 500, to date.

To be the best coach she could be, Fleig went to different clinics to learn some tricks of the trade from top college coaches such as the late Jim Valvano and Dean Smith, to name a few. She also respects what coaches like Pat Summitt and Vivian Stringer have done for women’s basketball.

“I think it’s important for young coaches to attend clinics and watch and learn different concepts,” Fleig said. “The main ingredient of being a successful coach is being able to teach [offense and defense], and have a philosophy of the game. You also have to instill discipline. Kids and professional athletes … everybody needs discipline and accountability. Those are my two biggest things about coaching.”

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