Not lost on anyone is Wootten's influence across the DMV. Many D.C. sports teams, athletes and coaches across the country shared their condolences to social media Wednesday, including the Washington Nationals.
Washington DC lost a legend last night.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) January 22, 2020
Morgan Wootten had a storied coaching career and was an amazing mentor and friend to so many.
Our deepest condolences to the Wootten family. pic.twitter.com/DIr9AZucsr
The Sports Junkies' Jason Bishop played under Coach Wootten and shared his thoughts on Wednesday's show.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wootten family, especially mine. I've known the Wootten family since I was 14." More on the incredible life of Morgan Wootten: https://t.co/lzLlI1Y1Hw pic.twitter.com/9KEp5CwR1M— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) January 22, 2020
Wizards and Capitals principal owner Ted Leonsis also weighed-in.
At David Stern’s Memorial Service yesterday, Pat Riley talked about the power of being a coach – a life mentor – one who is indelible – Here‘s an obituary beautifully written on Coach Morgan Wootten – An amazing life, powerful legacy, true legend & giant. https://t.co/kpHpNowSRu— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) January 22, 2020
Maryland men's basketball head coach Mark Turgeon shared his condolences as well.
I am saddened to learn of the the passing of legendary DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten. Coach Wootten was one of the all time best coaches at any level and will be forever respected for his impact on our sport. My thoughts are with Wootten family & the DeMatha basketball community.— Mark Turgeon (@CoachTurgeon) January 22, 2020
VCU's Mike Rhoades chimed in, too.
Coach Morgan Wootten @DeMathaCatholic gave me a chance to speak at his camps...turned into a lasting friendship w/ so many. Thank you for your impact on us all. Blessings to you & fam. Thx you! RIP Coach Wootten!— Mike Rhoades (@CoachRhoades) January 22, 2020
As did Villanova's Jay Wright and Michigan's Phil Martelli.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wootten family . Coach Wootten was an inspiration to all of us in coaching on how to compete and remain respectful of the game and your opponent ! https://t.co/zUxKJ8zLv1— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) January 22, 2020
Sorry to hear this news - Morgan Wooten was a HOF Coach, a giant of a Man and a shining example for all.Honored to have had meaningful interactions with him throughout my career #RIP #PRAYERS https://t.co/2oX9jHR4Wc— Phil Martelli (@PhilMartelli) January 22, 2020
The effects of Coach Wootten was even felt up in Baltimore with the Ravens.
Statement from Coach Harbaugh on the passing of legendary DeMatha Catholic High School coach Morgan Wootten: pic.twitter.com/bbehQk0ZQk— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 22, 2020
Coach Wootten will never be forgotten.
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