NASHVILLE (WCMH) — A high school basketball coach broke a world record in front of dozens of delighted young players last week, hiking a basketball over his shoulder to the net 84 feet away.
Drew Maddux, head basketball coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Tennessee, buried a backwards shot from 84 feet to break the previous Guinness World Record of 82 feet, 2 inches by Harlem Globetrotters player Corey Law.
Maddux wrote on his Facebook page that he saw the Harlem Globetrotters post the video of Law’s shot, and told himself he could do it.
“I could share that moment with so many people that all need to know they have exactly what it takes within their being to do whatever it is in front of them,” he wrote.
According to the Nashville Tennessean, Maddux played basketball at Vanderbilt from 1994-1998 and has had an affinity for trick shots since he was a kid.
His world-record attempt was during a basketball camp in Tennessee.