BOYS BASKETBALL: Coleman honored as TABC 5A coach of year

Published 5:13 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In a matter of three days, Port Arthur Memorial’s Kenneth Coleman has been named a coach of the year.

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches named Coleman its UIL 5A coach of the year on Tuesday. The announcement was made on

During a reception for Coleman’s 5A state champion Titans on Sunday, local non-profit organization Save Our Children bestowed the same honor on the third-year head coach.

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Coleman guided the Titans to a 34-5 record, which includes an active 26-game winning streak. Memorial beat Justin Northwest 75-69 in the March 10 championship game.

Silsbee coach Joe Sigler was hailed as the TABC’s UIL 4A coach of the year after leading the Tigers to a second straight championship. The 3A Don Coleman Outstanding Coach Award went to Duane Joubert of Kountze.

— I.C. Murrell

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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