New Hope Elementary coach uses “trick shot” to encourage reading

New Hope coach's "trick shot"

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A coach at New Hope Elementary showed off his skills on the basketball court, in hopes of inspiring reading among his students.

Coach Zach Brock posted a video on Facebook, showing him on the court with the kids. In the video, he makes a deal with the students that if he makes the trick shot, they will read as many books as possible that school year.

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Posted by Zach Brock on Friday, August 16, 2019

Coach Brock says he has made a handful of shots like these in the past. He says the faculty at the school has decided to put a focus on reading this year, and he was asked to make this video in support of that initiative.

Believe it or not, the shot was done in one take!

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