Tallman Coaches All-Stars
New Martinsville native Davey Tallman, son of Carol and MHS Basketball Coach Dave Tallman, has been selected to coach in the prestigious Capital Classic All-American Basketball Tournament April 15 at American University in Washington, D. C.
Tallman, basketball mentor at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Md., will coach the District All-Star team.
From its prominent beginning in 1974, the Capital Classic has introduced fans to the next generation of superstars, including Moses Malone, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson and Dominique Wilkins, who have all participated in the Capital Classic. The classic also has seen new age All-Stars of Lebron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
In his six years at Ryken, Tallman has been instrumental in the turn-around of a program that competes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Previously, Tallman assisted current Wheeling Jesuit Head Coach Danny Sancomb from 2004-2007.
He also coached WVU’s John Flowers, a Ryken graduate. “John is very special. I love that kid and he deserves this (Big East victory over Kentucky). He’s one of the hardest workers you will find.”
This season, Tallman led his Knights to new heights by setting school records for both overall and conference wins. In addition, his team set a school record by finishing tied for third in what is arguably the best high school basketball conference in the country – the WCAC.
On Sunday, April 4, Tallman got the call that he was selected Coach of the Year in the Maryland Southern Conference.