Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Top: Coach Max holding the Texas Valero Open Trophy (which I did not win) BUT I did stay at a Holiday Inn last Actually this was courtesy of my friend Charlie Drago of Monarch Trophy who was good enough to let me hold it. Middle: San Antonio Lee 2010 6'0" PG Paul Garnica who dropped 53 on San Antonio Reagan this past Monday in a thrilling 90-89 win. This was the 3rd time in the month of December that the silky smooth junior sharpshooter has gone over 40 points in a game. He had 42 v. San Antonio Jay, and 49 v Hays Lehman before his 53 point outburst.
Below: Chip Ivany, currently redshirting at UT-San Antonio, shown here playing for South Alabama exiting the Birmingham Civic Center after experiencing the NCAA Tournament last spring in a loss to Butler.

Merry Christmas to all from Texas Basketball Inc. I can only hope your few days were as blessed as mine. I spent Tuesday in Pflugerville playing golf in Assistant Coach David Raigosa's Christmas Classic held at Riverplace Country Club in Austin. After narrowly losing it last year I hacked my way around in the freezing cold and scored a John Daly-like 13 on one hole. YIKES
Christmas day was spent with my son, Chip capped off with an evening at the gym watching his practice at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Surveying practice with me was San Antonio Lee and Texas D-1 Ambassadors G Paul Garnica. I've been blessed to have had some of the State of Texas' best guard play in our program over the years including Bryan Beasley (Rice), Garland Judkins (Arizona), Jason Ebie (TCU), Colorado offeree Brandon Thompson, as well as UT-San Antonio commit Kendric Robinson. Garnica is in the same class plus of these guys.
I'll be on the road this Sunday and headed to Baton Rouge to report to you on Louisiana Hoops.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night...Coach Max