The next interview in our series spotlighting new head coaches takes a closer look at Chance Bibbs and the powerlifting program.
East Central Athletics: Congratulations coach. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Coach Bibbs: Thank you, thank you. I’m a San Antonio native that grew up here in this community. I’m married to my beautiful wife Nakeshia and we have a two year old son who is also named Chance.
ECA: And what has your coaching career looked like?
Coach Bibbs: I’ve been teaching and coaching for 12 years now. I spent the first 9 years of my professional career in Judson ISD as a football coach. I also served as an athletic coordinator for a year while in Judson ISD.
ECA: Sounds like things were going well, what drew you to EC?
Coach Bibbs: When the opportunity presented itself I couldn’t pass up returning to the high school I graduated from. The memories that I have from this great athletic organization is what drove me to want to be a part of it again and to give back to the community that gave so much to me growing up.
ECA: What unique makes you unique as a coach?
Coach Bibbs: What makes me unique is my passion for the sport and the athletes who participate in them. Seeing the growth of student-athletes from the time when they are a freshman until their senior year makes it worth the time.
ECA: And what can parents and athletes expect from you?
Coach Bibbs: They can expect a person who is passionate and works hard.
ECA: PB&J…crust or no crust.
Coach Bibbs: I can’t even eat it without the crust. Crust is a must!
ECA: Beach or Mountains?
Coach Bibbs: Beach – It’s relaxing and I love to swim.
ECA: Whole milk or skim milk?
Coach Bibbs: Whole, helps with the crust.
ECA: Superman or Captain America?
Coach Bibbs: Superman of course! Captain American and retired now.