Mitchell Northam will be speaking on his new book “High School Basketball on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: A Shore Hoops History”. From Kent County down to Pocomoke City, the Eastern Shore of Maryland has a deep history of successful coaches, talented players and championship-winning teams. Explore nearly a century’s worth of games and seasons as the region has fought for respect on the hardwood. Dive deep into teams like the 1952 tourist town boys from Ocean City and the great squads of Moton High School, and players like Stephen Decatur’s Keve Aluma, an All-ACC selection at Virginia Tech. Using extensive research and dozens of original interviews, Shore native and sportswriter Mitchell Northam chronicles the Women’s Professional Basketball League days of Gail Tatterson Gladding, the rise and fall of Carlton Dotson, and the careers of basketball lifers like Butch Waller and Tia Jackson.
Mitchell Northam grew up on the Eastern Shore in Federalsburg and graduated from Colonel Richardson High School, Wor-Wic Community College, and Salisbury University. His career in journalism began at the Delmarva Daily Times in Salisbury, and he now works at WUNC — the NPR affiliate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His work has also been featured at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NCAA.com, the Orlando Sentinel, the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, and Pittsburgh Sports Now. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a voter in the AP Top 25 Poll for women’s college basketball. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Rachel.
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Date: Friday, July 15th from 1pm-2pm
Location: Talbot Historical Society – Denton Extended Museum and Hill Research Center
25 S. Washington Street, Easton, Maryland