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Harlandale ISD: A coach dedicated to Basketball
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A coach dedicated to Basketball

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Dedicated. That is the best way to describe Coach Carlos Wolfe of Leal Middle School. He is dedicated not only to his students but to the success of children across San Antonio. At an appreciation dinner on September 16, Coach Wolfe was recognized for his 30 years of service to the San Antonio Spurs Basketball Camp.

Carlos Wolfe first got his start with the San Antonio Spurs while he was a student at St. Mary’s University. It was the 1981-82 season and he served as a “gofer” for the team, working to setup the investors’ section seats. After his graduation in 1983, he got involved with the Spurs Summer Camps. For the next 30 years, Carlos would dedicate his summers to coaching seven to 18-year-old athletes. The camp averages about 160 children every summer. Along with Wolfe, there are 21 coaches and two trainers who help out.

“I like to see the kids improve,” said Coach Wolfe. “That’s what keeps me coming back every summer.”

Coach wolf says he enjoys teaching the fundamentals and watching the athletes improve over the years. He is especially proud of showing the kids more than just ball handling and shooting skills. Coach Wolf says the Spurs camps also teach life skills, sportsmanship, and stress the importance of getting an education.

On top of working for the Spurs Basketball Summer Camps, he has also been a coach at Leal Middle School for 31 years.

“Everything I teach at the camps, I teach here (Leal MS) as well. My athletes know that everything I teach them, other people pay to learn,” explained Coach Wolfe.