WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today on the passing of Coach Morgan Wootten, who coached basketball at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville for 46 years:
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Morgan Wootten, one of the greatest high school basketball coaches of all time. Coach Wootten inspired thousands of students at DeMatha Catholic High School and around the state of Maryland, and he will be sorely missed.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Coach Wootten’s family and friends during this difficult time. His contributions to Prince George’s County, his community, and the sport of basketball will be remembered for many years to come.”