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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Randy Dean

Class of 2019

Randy Dean

When Coach Randy Dean arrived in Lubbock in 2001 to take over the Coronado Boys Basketball Program, hopes were high for what this seasoned and successful coach would do for Mustang Basketball. It didn’t take long to realize Coronado had found the right man for the job. Over his 16 years at the helm, the Mustangs reached the playoffs every season. The accolades he received, during his time on the Coronado bench, included being named “Coach of the Year” 6 times and taking the Mustangs to two regional tournament appearances. While coaching at Coronado, on January 24, 2014, Coach Dean reached a milestone, his 500th career win as a head coach. That kind of success puts a coach at the top of his profession. Coach Dean saw 11 of his former Coronado players receive athletic scholarships and 2017 Mustang graduate Jarrett Culver, who starred the last two seasons at Texas Tech, is projected as a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft. He culminated his 32-year coaching career, 30 of those as a head coach, with 584 victories over stints at Childress High School from 1987-1993, Hereford High School from 1993-2001, and Coronado High School from 2001-2017. Coach Dean led squads to 22 playoff appearances overall, four regional tournament berths, and he led Hereford to a state tournament berth. He received a grand total of 13 “Coach of the Year” awards, coached in both the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game and the 1996 THSCA McDonald’s All-Star Game, and has served as a lecturer and advisory committee member for the THSCA during his career. Perhaps more important than all of the on-the-court honors that have been bestowed on Coach Dean are his off-the-court roles as a leader of young people in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as a Bible study teacher for Bacon Heights Baptist Youth Ministry. Even with all the tremendous success he has had over his career, Coach Dean may best be remembered by the way he handled the people in his life. He was the consummate professional and always displayed class and dignity. He endeared himself to his players, fellow coaches, parents, teachers, administrators, and even referees. Coach Randy Dean and his biggest fan and supporter, his wife Kayle, will always be remembered for the way they poured into the lives of everyone involved with Coronado Basketball. It was a 16-year run of excellence for Coronado Basketball that will be relived by his players for their entire lives. That’s what happens when a coach brings teams together and makes “Out of Many One” more than just a slogan.
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