Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 Steve Alford is shown directing his New Mexico team on Feb. 23, 2013, against Colorado State. Alford, now the coach at UCLA, coached current NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe at Manchester, and left lasting impressions along the way.

Steve Alford, who is entering his second season coaching UCLA, started his career at Manchester College. NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe played for him there and shared the story of a practice he’ll never forget.

Posted on Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:58 p.m.
 UCLA men's basketball coach Steve Alford (left) and NorthWood High boys coach Aaron Wolfe pose for a September 2014 photo on the Manchester University campus. Alford returned to Manchester to be honored by the school with which he began his coaching career. Wolfe, who played for Alford there, plans to take a group of assistants and players to UCLA in mid-October to visit with Alford. (Photo Supplied)

Bruin coach Steve Alford invited his ex-player, NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe, to visit, and Wolfe asked if he could bring others.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
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