. A year after he guided Borden County’s boys to their first regional tournament appearance at Abilene, Bubba Edwards took it a step farther this winter
This past season Edwards guided his Coyote hoopsters back to that Region II-IA Tournament at Abilene, where this time they also booked their reservations at the state tournament in San Antonio as the Region II-IA champs.
Edwards has been recognized as one of the top six-man high school basketball coaches in the state. Edwards and Happy’s Travis Dawson are the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association’s Co-Coaches of the Year.
While Edwards took Borden County’s boys to their first-ever state tournament appearance, Dawson guided the Happy Cowboys to this past season’s Class 1A boys’ state championship game where they lost to No. 1 Lipan.
“It’s all about having some pretty good kids. It’s never been about me,” Edwards said. “We’ve been blessed out here to have some very successful group of kids – kids who not only set big goals for themselves but then are willing to work extremely hard at reaching them. Whenever you’re blessed with those type of kids it makes our job easier.”
Two of Edwards’ top guns were named to the TSMCA’s all-state boys basketball first team in juniors Easton Edwards and Trace Richey.
“All this is like the icing on the cake. It’s every coaches’ dream to watch their kids compete at that state level,” Edwards said.
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