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Granbury's Leta Andrews an all-time winner

by TED MADDEN / WFAA-TV

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 3:02 PM

The day after becoming the winningest high school coach in history, with a 62-43 win over Midlothian, Leta Andrews was back at work, despite getting no sleep the night before.

"I had someone said, this morning, they said, Well you should have taken the day off. And I said, I'm getting paid for this job, so I gotta come to work," said Andrews. "She says, Well I think I would've taken a holiday, and I said That's the difference between you and me."

That's the kind of work ethic coach Andrews believes in, and she's stayed true to it throughout her 49 years as a coach, and now one 1,134 victories.

"When I visualize the United States map in my mind, I think, Oh my my, this covers a lot of territory," said Andrews. "And people say, Can you understand that you are the winningest coach in the USA? And I just don't know that it's dawned on me quite yet."

After Coach Andrews tied the record, she lost three games in a row, all at a tournament in Ft. Worth, and all on a basketball court named after legendary Dunbar coach Robert Hughes, whose record she just broke. But it may be fitting that she broke the record on her own court.

"He came back when I became the winningest female," said Andrews. "He came out and made a presentation to me, and jokingly I said, Now I'm going to start chasing you."

Now every time Andrews wins, she will add to that record. And she says she has no plans to stop adding to it anytime soon.

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