Assistant Basketball Coach Wins Award

Assistant Basketball Coach Wins Award

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Andrew Velarde, Staff writer

Coach Spencer Terry, assistant varsity basketball coach, recently won the Assistant Coach of the Year award. This is awarded to top assistant basketball coaches throughout the state of Texas.

“It’s really hard to put into words how honored I was to receive this award,” Terry said. “I was honestly shocked that I had even been nominated for the award, so to find out I had been selected was a pretty special moment for me and my family, as well as the entire basketball staff.”

This award can be given to any assistant basketball coach in the state of Texas. A total of 29 high school coaches won this award and 19 middle school coaches won the award.

“I also think coaching has made me a better father,” Terry said. “Very few other professions shed light into what young people deal with on a daily basis as teaching and coaching.”

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches or TABC gives out this award to coaches throughout Texas every year. It is one of the largest basketball associations in the United States that includes junior high, high school, and college coaches from across the state of Texas.

“The most important lessons I think I’ve learned since I began coaching is simply just how to deal with adversity,” Terry said. “Sports have such a great way of teaching you how to solve problems, even though they might not be to the same scale that you may face in life,  they can be approached with the same mindset.”

This is Coach Terry’s fourth year of coaching, and he is also an assistant cross country coach. 

“My favorite part about coaching is just being able to build relationships with the young people I get the opportunity to coach, Terry said. “Sports is just such a great avenue to be able to help young people learn about life, and the challenges that come with it.”