Young, But Good: Bucky McMillan shines as Mountain Brook basketball coach

Bucky McMillan is young but good

MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) - I first saw Bucky McMillan he was playing basketball for Birmingham Southern College. He was a good player, played hard and he could shoot.

After McMillan graduated, I came across him coaching AAU youth hoops. I noticed from the get-go his teams played hard and fast. Now he’s at Mountain Brook High School winning state championships playing that same style.

“I believe in giving your very best effort,” said McMillan. “You play hard or don’t play at all! I believe that and the players in this program buy into it and play that way. Everyone is treated the same way and everyone gives effort or you won’t be wearing the Spartans uniform.”

That belief works as Mountain Brook basketball has won four state championships in the last six years, all under Bucky McMillan as the Spartans head coach.

Not bad for a 34-year-old.

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