Coach Boren offers a DVD, How to Coach Free Throw Shooting, at for $100 plus tax and shipping. This teaching system is primarily based on information provided by the late Denny Price, father of Mark Price, the best free throw shooter in NBA history. It has helped produce excellent results for the Dallas Mavericks for the past 18 years, as noted elsewhere on this website. The 2002-03 Mavericks team was exceptional, making 49 consecutive free throws in one game, when the previous record was 39. That record may stand forever, because it is rare when a team even attempts that many in a game.

Coach Boren also serves as Manager of Citizens Helping America’s Schools, which promotes the two primary youth programs of the Elks, the Elks “Hoop Shoot” and the Elks National Drug Awareness Program ( The “Hoop Shoot” is a free throw shooting competition for boys and girls 8-13. Over 1,500,000 participate annually, and the finals are hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Citizens Helping America’s Schools provides Wooden’s Wisdom and other teaching aids to the teachers, coaches, PE instructors, students and parents at high, middle and elementary schools nationwide. Wooden’s Wisdom is a four year supply of weekly emails which share the extraordinary life lesson teachings of the late Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden. Among many other awards, Coach Wooden was selected as the greatest coach in American history (of all sports) and was recipient of America’s most prestigious civil award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Coach Boren is honored to represent the heirs of Coach Wooden in their quest to expand exposure to Wooden’s Wisdom, which can make a difference and help people, just as Coach Wooden did his entire life.

Adhering to NCAA and NBA guidelines, Coach Boren only coaches other coaches. Requests for personal instruction for players are referred to Coach Val Rhodes, or 214-477-1153. Many players have been referred to Coach Rhodes over the years, and all have expressed total satisfaction with the value of his instruction.

Gary Boren
Dallas Mavericks Free Throw Shooting Coach