Jason Kerr has yet to turn 40, but he's been involved in coaching youth basketball so long that he feels like the prep-school equivalent of

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Best High-School Basketball Coach

Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr has yet to turn 40, but he's been involved in coaching youth basketball so long that he feels like the prep-school equivalent of the late John Wooden. Sure, Kerr managed to make the varsity while an upperclassman at Blanchet High, but even then he was more interested in the dry-erase board than boxing out. He was only 26 when he assumed the reins of Franklin High's fabled boys' basketball program, regarded less as a boy wonder than as someone infinitely well-prepared. Some people are born to do one thing, and Kerr, who's churned out so many NCAA-caliber players in the past decade (for example, NBA stars Aaron Brooks and Jason Terry) that it's tough to keep track of them, was born to mold the raw, disparate talents of five teenage boys into a cohesive unit—one that's a perennial state title contender to boot. —Mike Seely

 
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