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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Coach’s broadcasting gig has its perks for South Lakes basketball players


Christy Winters Scott with co-host Tony Massenburg, a former Maryland Terrapin and NBA player, joke around at the end of their live Comcast SportsNet broadcast before the Wizards game Monday. (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
One perk to Christy Winters Scott’s dual professional life as a broadcaster and South Lakes girls’ basketball coach is that she is in steady contact with college coaches up and down the East Coast while doing women’s basketball color commentary for ESPNU and others.

She often returns home from a college assignment with a souvenir for the Seahawks: a new play or drill. She has access to college teams’ practices or walk-throughs as part of her preparation for a telecast.

She might scribble down an inbounds play (one she borrowed from Connecticut Coach Geno Auriemma) or a post drill to incorporate with her own team at its next practice. She envisions how her players might be able to execute what the college players are doing.

“It’s kind of like free basketball clinics for me,” said Winters Scott, a University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame member and former professional player in Italy and Switzerland. “You throw it up against the wall and whatever fits for the team, we keep it.”

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