As a senior at Northwood during the 2002-03 basketball season, Matt Donegan
averaged 15.7 points a game and led the Toledo Area Athletic Conference in rebounding with a 12.3 average.
The 6-1 forward, a first-team All-Press and All-District 7 selection, also played football for four years and played baseball his freshman and senior year.
Northwood football coach Ken James, who was also Donegan's coach at the time, has always been a big believer in an offseason weightlifting program. Therefore, Donegan and anyone else who played both football and basketball for the Rangers had to balance their basketball season and lifting for football.
"Football was my No. 1 sport, but I liked them both," Donegan said. "I liked doing stuff for football and I loved basketball. It wasn't a chore if they asked me to lift weights or play basketball in an open gym. We had a couple kids like that, but we had a few who were like, 'Oh, I have to come to this?'
"We want kids who really enjoy the game. That makes them want to learn and be excited, and they are the ones who have to want to work at it."