The Family Business — Madison’s Jeff Webster relishes chance to coach with sons Jamison and Justin


Photo by Deloris Clark-Osborne of The Daily Telegram

By Doug Donnelly 
Daily Telegram Sports Writer

Madison Twp. —
Jamison Webster stands at half court as members of the Madison boys basketball team sprint by him.

He’s intense and focused and calls out plays as the Trojan varsity players transition from offense to defense. A few feet away, Jeff Webster, Madison’s varsity basketball coach, watches the interaction between his son and the player, lets it play out, blows the whistle and ends that portion of practice.

The basketball discussion, however, will continue for hours. That’s because Madison graduates Jamison and Justin Webster are now with him nearly every day at practice and for every game on the Trojan sidelines.

Jamison, 23, is the more seasoned assistant coach and has worked his way up to calling most of the defensive signals for Madison. Justin, 20, is relatively new to coaching, but they both have had a great teacher in dad Jeff Webster, a 1979 Madison graduate.

“This is all I have ever known,” Jamison said after practice. “Justin and I have been around since we were small. We were ball boys and water boys for Dad long before we played, ever since I can remember.”

It’s a much different story for Jeff Webster. The coaching bug never bit him. In fact, even today, he seems pleasantly surprised to be the head coach at Madison.






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