What Makes a Championship Team?


43 years without a state championship.

When Coach Clarence Smith took the position of the Bartlett High girl's basketball team, he inherited decades of a state championship drought. He made one promise: If Bartlett wasn't a state contender in his fourth year, then he didn't need to keep the job.

That promise was delivered, along with a state championship in 2021. Coach Smith explained how he implemented the plan to turn a team and a culture around.

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