Connie Clyde Vaughn was a Hall of Fame basketball player for Guntersville High School in the 1970s.
He once scored 44 points in a game against DAR, before the era of the 3-point shot, a single-game GHS scoring record that stood for more than two decades. Then he went on to a stellar career at Florence State, now UNA.
He’s known here as Connie, but went by his middle name Clyde during his teaching and coaching career in Florida. He will host “Clyde’s Basketball Skills & Developmental Sports Camp” for both boys and girls April 4-May 30 at the Guntersville Rec Center at 1500 Sunset Drive.
The camp will take place two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday, with a limit of 20 players per age group.
“This camp is a little different,” Connie said. “Lots of camps focus on the advanced part of the game. This is about the basics, the fundamentals.”
The age groups and cost are:
Age 4-6 & 7-9, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., $75 per player
Age 10-13, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., $95 per player
Age 14-15, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., $125 per player
Age 16-17, 7 p.m. until 8 p.m., $125 per player
For more information or to register, call Connie Vaughn at 954-497-0125 or email him at ClydesSports@gmail.com
Connie Clyde Vaughn has been training basketball players for the past 10 years. Connie played on the first basketball team in Marshall County to compete for a state championship in 1972.
He was also one of the first to be selected from GHS for All-State. He was selected as an All-County and All-Area player. He was the first to be selected to play in the AHSAA All-Star Game.
At GHS, he was MVP (Most Valuable Player) his junior and senior seasons. He led the team in points, 20 per game, and in rebounds, 13 per game, with 7 assists per game.
After high school, he gained a scholarship with Florence State, now UNA (University of North Alabama). He was chosen twice as the University’s MVP. While playing for UNA, his team was the first to play in the NCAA Division II championship game coming in 2nd place.
Connie was picked for an All-Star Central America tournament from the Gulf South Conference. He represented the University of North Alabama at Florence. The Travelers played several exhibition games in Costa Rica and El Salvador.
His basketball mission is to teach and develop basketball players of all ages and skill levels offering them the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to take their basketball game to the next level while instilling teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship.
Connie is a 2017 inductee in the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame.
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