The Story of A State Championship Team

by Michael D Kurtz D Min LMFT



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/28/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781663257765
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781663257758

About the Book

“Overcoming Odds and Obstacles,” is a story of a focused and determined high school basketball team, who with the vision and guidance of two coaches completed a phenomenal season. The Central squad, many times considered the underdog, believed in, and bought into, a coach’s vision which would ultimately take them to the 1965 North Carolina State 2A Finals, where they would eventually be crowned state champions.

About the Author

Pastor and author Michael Kurtz was raised in Ashe County, N C,, and after forty years of pastoring congregations outside of Ashe, he is very grateful to have retired back to the “coolest corner of North Carolina”! The 1965 Championship Team was composed of players who Michael, and other childhood aspiring athletes, looked up to as sports heroes. Kurtz played varsity basketball at Ashe Central High School where he was an All-Conference selection for two years. Following graduation at ACHS Michael was a scholarship player at Lees-McRae Junior College, and then finished with two years on the team at Eastern Mennonite University. For four years following college graduation, Kurtz taught English and coached boys’ basketball and tennis, and girls’ volleyball at Northwest Ashe High School in Warrensville, N.C. He then studied theology at Duke Divinity School, graduating in 1984 and serving various churches in the Greensboro area, and in Asheville, N.C. Michael is married to Karen Christy Kurtz and they have two grown children, two grandsons, and two granddogs.