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Prue Named T.C. Williams Basketball Coach

Georgetown University and Morgan State assistant coach Darryl Prue has been named as the new head coach for the T.C. Williams High School Boys Basketball Team.

Prue, himself a star on the D.C. metro basketball circuit in the 1980s, currently coaches for Team Takeover, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) program in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was introduced on Monday, Sept. 24 by Georgetown University coach John Thompson III.

Prue’s appointment is the latest in a series of hires this school year for T.C. Williams, whose athletic program is under the directorship of James L. Parker. The new director of Athletics and Student Activities is recruiting staff to boost the school division’s reputation as a training ground for top-tier athletes. TC aims to expand the number and types of programs and opportunities offered at the high school level and increase funding through public-private partnerships.

A two-time First-Team All-Met forward at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Prue guided Dunbar to a No. 1 national ranking by USA Today in his junior season. He was named a Third-Team All-American by Street and Smith, and as a senior averaged 23 points per game coupled with an incredible 17 rebounds per contest.

Prue was recruited by Thompson at Georgetown University, but opted to attend West Virginia State University instead. At West Virginia he was honored as the Co-Rookie of the Year in the Atlantic 10 as a freshman and earned Second-Team All-League honors his sophomore year and First-Team recognition his final two years. Prue was named an Honorable Mention All-American his junior year. He went on to play for 11 years on the international basketball circuit, winning three league championships.

Since his playing days ended, he has worked on the staffs at Georgetown University and Morgan State University. He now coaches for Team Takeover. He has also been a personal trainer for several NBA players, including Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers and Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons.

Prue starts in the role this week.