George Houston (Master Coach)

George Houston trains head coaches in the technical aspects of competitive basketball and has done so the last 4 years in the Hooptime program. George Houston was head coach of the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears for fourteen seasons. As head coach, Houston won 279 games, 10 conference championships and a pair of state titles. Coach Houston was born in Juneau. He played on the Bears' state championship team in 1969 under the leadership of Clair Markey, the only person to have coached basketball at all three major levels in Alaska: high school, college, and professional (the CBA Anchorage Northern Knights.) As a student, Houston helped the Crimson Bears to the 1969 state title, and was named Alaska’s Coach of the Year three times in his eight-year tenure. In 1999, Juneau-Douglas produced its finest basketball star—Carlos Boozer, Jr., who was regarded as one of 1999’s top five college recruits who played for Duke University and now plays in the NBA.