Boys Basketball Coaching Staff

James Rabon Head Basketball Coach

Coaching Staff / 2020-2021

Team: Boys Varsity Basketball
Position: Head Coach
Email: james.rabon@ecisd.net 
Bio:

Coach James D. Rabon has been teaching and coaching Texas students since 2001.  The son of a coach, Coach Rabon has been around high school sports and coaching all his life.  He began his professional career at Belton High School and Samuel Clemens High School where he was a part of a team that won three straight district championships, two regional championships, and reached two state semifinals.

Coach Rabon is a native Texan and graduate of Luling High School.  He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise & Sports Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  On top of leading the Boys’ Basketball program, Coach Rabon will also be instructing East Central students in Mathematics. His wife Michele is a Respiratory Therapist and they have one daughter, Cameryn.

He is excited to call East Central High School his home and is honored to have the opportunity to impact lives on and off the court.

Richard Garza

Coaching Staff / 2020-2021

Team: Boys Varsity Basketball
Position: Assistant Coach
Email: richard.garza@ecisd.net
Bio:

Coach Garza attended East Central and graduated from Highlands High School where they became bi-district champs. After high school Coach Garza earned a full ride Basketball scholarship to Jarvis Christian College. After Jarvis CC Garza attended UTSA were he earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Coach Garza has been coaching and training young men since High School. Along with basketball Coach Garza teaches Life Skills and continues to look forward to making an impact on the community through academics and basketball.

Kris Collins

Coaching Staff / 2020-2021

Team:
Position: Assistant Coach
Email: kris.collins@ecisd.net
Bio:

 

 

Ernest Tapia

Coaching Staff / 2020-2021

Team: Boys Varsity Basketball
Position: Assistant Coach
Email: ernest.tapia@ecisd.net
Bio:

Coach Tapia is a 2001 graduate from Hondo HS in Hondo, TX. He played football, basketball and ran track.  His passion has been to help students thrive no matter the conditions.  He believes that hard work pays off and that no goal is unattainable. He believes in giving players an opportunity to thrive and that every student can be successful.  Coach Tapia attended Sul Ross State University and graduated in 2006. He has been teaching mathematics and coaching football and basketball here at East Central.  Coach Tapia is married to his lovely wife Tracy and has 3 children Aiden, Ainsley and Austen .