Jimmy Braddock would still make Dean Smith proud
Jimmy Braddock remains one of the five best basketball players ever produced in the Scenic City some 35 years after he graduated from Baylor School in 1979 and went on to win a national championship at UNC in 1982. But his only direct association with basketball these days is his Jimmy Braddock Camp at Grace, which just wrapped up its 19th summer teaching kids the proper way to shoot, pass and dribble.
Jimmy Braddock still shows skill in Chattanooga
Apparently he still has that deft Jimmy Braddock shooting touch. His shooting skills and ball-handling wizardry, coupled with his quickness and knowledge of the game, took him from Baylor to the University of North Carolina to several places overseas to play professionally. The last 15 summers he has held his instructional sessions for boys and girls at Grace Academy.
Jimmy Braddock Still Hearing Cheers On The Court
Thirty years after completing a memorable career as a star basketball player at Baylor School, Jimmy Braddock is still being cheered on the court – as a coach. He recently completed his 12th season as the head coach at the Hammond School in Columbia, S.C., where former Baylor headmaster Herb Barks Jr. also served as headmaster until his retirement in 2006. During that time, Braddock has led his team to eight region championships.