Oklahoma Coach's Story Featured In New Movie

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

A new movie premiering just in time for March Madness is a story about two Oklahomans. “Believe in Me," is loosely based on the lives of Coach Jim Keith, his wife Jorene and Jim's coaching career in Sayre, Oklahoma.

The Keiths flew out this week for the movie's premiere in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the National Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Before they left, Keith talked the News On 6 about how he got into coaching girls. "Finally on my contract, I looked and it said I'd also coach girls. This was quite a shock to me and it was quite a let down. But eventually I enjoyed girls basketball and coaching girls and dropped all the boys sports."

The book "Brief Garland" also talks about Jim Keith's story. The movie, "Believe in Me" opened Friday in Tulsa.