VIDEO: WHS Boys Basketball Coach Dennis Ingram Interviewed On ‘Beyond X’s and O’s’

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School’s Boys Basketball head coach Dennis Ingram was recently a guest on the ‘Beyond X’s and O’s’ podcast with host and Wilmington resident Anthony Petrelis.

During the 70-minute interview, Ingram discussed:

  • his hall-of-fame high school playing career at WHS under coach Jim McCune
  • how he got into coaching; his time coaching basketball at St. Clement and Somerville High, baseball at Medford High, and soccer at Wilmington High
  • how serving as assistant coach later helped him as a head coach
  • what felt it like returning to Wilmington as a coach (“I’m living my dream.”)
  • applying and interviewing to become the head coach
  • his Michael Jordan Sports Illustration cover collection
  • transition from the Cape Ann League to the Middlesex League (now feels like David vs. Goliath every night)
  • the time his team played against the Shawsheen Tech at the Boston Garden
  • how his system adapts year-to-year based on his roster and the unique system he’s implementing during this COVID-shortened season
  • what he looks for in a coaching staff (Ingram discussed how he has coached his freshmen coach and three varsity assistants, and played with his JV coach)
  • how tryouts worked this season
  • his involvement with Wilmington Youth Basketball
  • support he receives from team alumni
  • how the game has evolved since his playing days
  • rule changes related to COVID-19
  • the starts and stops of the season due to COVID-19
  • advice for aspiring high school head coaches
  • support he receives from his wife and family

Watch the podcast episode below:

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