Legendary Coach Bob Dwyer Named Recipient of 2016 Morgan Wootten Award

Dwyer is most well-known for coaching Archbishop Carroll’s nationally-ranked boys’ basketball team – the first fully-integrated high school basketball team in the Washington-area Catholic League – in the 1950s. While at Carroll, he coached some of school’s greatest athletes including Tom Hoover, Monk Malloy, George Leftwich, John Thompson, Walt Skinner, Billy Barnes, Kenny Price and a host of others. Under his leadership, the boys’ varsity basketball team won 55 straight games over two seasons from 1958-60.  Dwyer coached for 26 years at Archbishop Carroll and St. Anselm's School before retiring in 1981.   

Each year, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame selects one boys’ basketball coach and one girls’ basketball coach to receive this national award. Basketball Coach Dr. Anthony Pappas of Waterloo West High School in Iowa has been named the 2016 girls’ basketball award winner. The Morgan Wootten Award winners are selected by a committee comprised of Hall of Famers, national high school media members, tournament directors and others who have significantly impacted the game.

This prestigious award is named after Morgan Wootten, who served as the Head Coach of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland for 46 years. Morgan Wootten will present the awards at the Basketball Hall of Fame Luncheon on March 30 in Chicago, IL.