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Rockets' assistant coach Ward named high school assistant coach

6/14/2007

HOUSTON -- Charlie Ward has been an assistant coach for the
Houston Rockets, and he won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for
Florida State. Now he'll try his hand as an assistant high school
basketball coach.

Charlie Ward

Ward

Ward, who won the Heisman in 1993, has been hired by Westbury
Christian High School in Houston as an assistant coach for the
varsity boys basketball team.

"My goal is to become a head coach somewhere," Ward said
Thursday. "This is a very good stepping stone for me."

Ward played 11 years in the NBA -- 10 years with the New York
Knicks and one year with the Houston Rockets -- before becoming an
assistant coach.

"He brings great passion and humility to us," Greg Glenn,
Westbury Christian's head of school, told Houston television
station KRIV. "I have never met someone who is so unassuming given
what he has accomplished."