The noted author's 1940 posthumously published book was titled "You Can't Go Home Again".
Givens has proven to be an exception. He has gone back home for a second time.
The longtime Perryville High boys basketball coach is entering his first season at the helm of his hometown school, Elkton.
Givens coached a total of 40 years at Perryville, leaving for a six-year stint as an assistant principal at Elkton, before returning to Perryville to coach for four more campaigns.
Now, he's back in Elkton. "There was an opening and I live in the community," Givens said. "It's a good opportunity to coach kids from an area that I know. Some people always see change as something they try to resist but I didn't resist change."