LISD announces new head boys basketball coach

LISD announces Javier Torres as new head boys basketball coach
Posted on 04/16/2018

DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE


Contact: Christina Courson, Public Information Officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Date: April 16, 2018

LISD announces Javier Torres as new head boys basketball coach
      
Lockhart Independent School District announced the selection of Javier Torres as the new head boys basketball coach for the district. He will assume the helm over the summer in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

Torres is currently the varsity associate head basketball  coach and head junior varsity basketball coach for Westlake High School at Eanes ISD.

This school year, Westlake High School’s basketball team emerged district champions with a 12-0 season, qualifying for state semifinals. The 6A program is ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 12 nationally.

Previously, Torres worked in San Marcos CISD, Hays CISD, and Austin ISD. In addition to a successful coaching career, he has also taught both special education and Spanish, totaling two decades of experience.

“I am very excited to become the head boys basketball coach for the Lockhart Lions. I am looking forward to meeting the players and starting a new tradition here in Lockhart,” said Torres after accepting the position. “I want to thank the administration and athletic department of Lockhart ISD for this great opportunity. I also want to thank my family for their continuous support in my coaching career. Go Lions!”   

Executive Director of Athletics and UIL Sheila Henderson said, “I am excited about the experience Coach Torres will bring to our program, most recently having been part of the staff who took the Westlake boys team to the 2018 UIL State Tournament.”

Superintendent Susan Bohn added, “Coach Torres has an established history of excellence in coaching and teaching that will greatly benefit our basketball program in Lockhart ISD. We are all excited to welcome him to the Lions family!”

Torres earned his Bachelor of Arts in secondary education at Concordia University in Austin, Texas. While at Concordia, he was a 4-year basketball letterman and earned both all-conference and academic all-conference honors.


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