WATCH NOW: Carlton Valentine on Current Sports | #106

Oct 17, 2013

Carlton Valentine played basketball at Michigan State from 1985 to 1988, and coached the Lansing Sexton Big Reds from 2006 to his retirement this year. He also coached his son Drew, who went on to play basketball for Oakland, and son Denzel, who is currently a guard at Michigan State.


During his seven seasons at Lansing Sexton, Valentine won four Class B district, three regional and two state championships. He was also named the 2011 Detroit Free Press Coach of the Year.

Carlton Valentine with sons Drew (left) and Denzel (right).
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Carlton Valentine talks with host Al Martin about his recent decision to retire from coaching, shares memories of playing basketball under Jud Heathcote and talks about the basketball careers of sons Drew and Denzel.