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Madison Ridgeland Academy Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Madison Ridgeland Academy Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony


RESPECT THE MAGNITUDE OF A CAREER WHILE IT’S STILL GOING ON. BUT FOR THE PATRIOT COMMUNITY AT M-R-A, THAT’S A SIMPLE TASK WHEN IT COMES TO HEAD BASKETBALL COACH RICHARD DUEASE. IN A PRE-GAME CEREMONY , THE SCHOOL’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INAUGURATED HIM AS THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE M-R-A ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME. FORMER AND CURRENT PLAYERS WERE IN ATTENDANCE TO HONOR COACH DUEASE, WHO’S RACKED UP NEARLY 1,400 VICTORIES, AND 11 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM BOTH THE BOY’S AND GIRL’S TEAMS. BUT HE SAYS THE HONOR GOES FAR PAST THE WINS AND LOSSES. RICHARD DUEASE: IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING AND LOSING- IT’S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS. IT’S ABOUT HOW YOUR PLAYER TURNED OUT AS A MAN OR A WOMAN. CAN THEY HANDLE THE PRESSURE OF LIFE? IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT, AND IT’S GREAT TO SEE THEM HERE. THE CITY OF MADISON NAMED TODAY RICHARD DUEASE DAY IN HIS HONOR. HEY OPENING DAY AT SMITH WILLS FOR BELHAVEN TAKING ON ST. FRANCIS

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