Posted On: 09/8/21 12:00 PM

If you have a great coach you have a good team. Chad Beeten is a great coach. He has a compulsive attention to detail, lazy practice possessions, or incorrect angles are punishable by running lines indefinitely. He maximizes every ounce of talent out of his teams, this year his team is loaded with talent. Durango has the number 3 player in our class of 2022, two of the top 3 players in our class of 2023, and the #3 player in our class of 2024. Two years ago Beeten transformed an 8 win team and led them to the state semifinals. His players buy in quickly, and the humble coach has a simple explanation. "When kids have success playing the right way they like it." "They realize you can be good without having to score 25 points a game". says Beeten. His current team is expected to have a lot of success, they are deep, fast, and have shooting. They have talented freshmen, and experienced upperclassmen, ready to lead. Leadership defines the coach’s culture. "Culture is leading by example". I don’t have to lead, the kids do it".  That works out perfectly for the coach, freeing him

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