WMP Author

Matt Wynn

About The Author

Matt Wynn grew up in the Southern Illinois basketball “hotbed” of Benton, Illinois. Wynn takes the reader on an Euphoric basketball journey through the incredible life of legendary basketball Coach, Rich Herrin. Matt had the unique experience of playing high school basketball (Benton) for Ron Herrin and college basketball (SIU) for his younger brother, Rich. Ironically, Wynn now teaches Freshman Health in Rich Herrins old classroom at Benton High School. Matt graduated from Southern In llinois University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education. He is married to Trudee (Buntin) Wynn, and they have two children: Bailey and Gehrig. Matt is now entering his 30th year in education.

Published Books

Rich Herrin A Head Coach Ahead of His Time
The story of how Rich Herrin spent his life influencing young lives and transforming a small coal mining community into a basketball powerhouse.
Doug Collins (NBA Coach, '72 Olympian): "When I was growing up...I wanted to be Coach Herrin. Think about it...He was tough, fair, and honest. I never heard him say a swear word...he was just a good Christian man. I wanted a family like Coach Herrin...a wife like Sue. I wanted to coach and teach and give back like Coach Herrin." Rich Yunkus (Georgia Tech All-Time Leading Scorer): "Coach Herrin never expected anything out of you that he didn't expect himself. He had an unbelievable work ethic and led by example. He cared for you as a person and not just an athlete." Dick Corn (Pinckneyville High School Coaching Legend ): "As great a coach as he was and as passionate as he was toward basketball...his greatest achievements were as a husband, dad, grandfather and dearest friend to many."
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