Aggie, CCC Alum Returns to Help Athletes

2014-03-25 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 - mkillebrew@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

Coahoma Community College's AlDario Alexander works on his hand-eye coordination during a session with CCC and Aggie Alumni Charles Winters.

CLARKSDALE Charles Winters, a former Coahoma Agricultural High School and Coahoma Community College basketball player, is currently coaching in Alabama, but came home Monday to spend some of his spring break giving back to his schools by teaching them drills to improve their game.

Winters is a 1996 Aggie graduate, and also continued his career after CCC at Stillman College (AL). He is currently coaching at Erwin Middle School in Birmingham and is a good friend of Tigers head coach Michael Stringer. The main focus was hand-eye coordination, ball handling drills and foot speed.

I just want kids to be ready for the next level, Winters said. Im helping them use their skill and ability to get to the next level education-wise and tie in athletic ability.

Stringer was thankful Winters came home to give back to his community and bring his skills to Mississippi. Aggie junior point guard Frank Anthony (5-11, 165) will be playing in an All-Star Game Friday and Stringer believed Winters would help prepare him for that.

Hes coming in, trying to assist and help these young men get better in basketball, Stringer said. Hes also here so he can help Frank Anthony get ready for the All-Star Game, which is this Friday at 6 oclock (p.m.) at Jackson State. Its just a blessing to have him here. Hes working with kids in Alabama. He just coming in and assisting in any way that he can. Its really a blessing that hell be here.

Anthony was grateful for Winters help and plans to practice around the clock until tipoff in Jackson.

Its going to help me in every way, Anthony said. I cant take any days off until I get there. With the extra workout, I am never too old to learn nothing new. With him coming and helping me out, I am going to learn new things for my game. I just thank God. Every day I want to be successful.