‘The winning tradition’: David Burke has enjoyed the ride at Freeport High

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 04:48 PM.

And winning those back-to-back districts in 2006 and 2007 "were the best of times," he said.

But his biggest takeaway from Burke?

"I learned to have fun playing the game," Goddin said.

Goddin is just one of many that Burke has coached over the years.

"I've had a lot of good kids come through here," Burke said, calling off just a few players from over the years such as Goddin, Brandon Sebastian, Austin Woodard and Collin Myrick.

Some of his past players are still playing in the city basketball leagues in Destin.

"They'll get old one day and their knees will go and they'll quit … like me," Burke said with a chuckle.

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