High School Girls Basketball: Gregory-Portland grad named new Calallen girls basketball coach
Former Lexington girls basketball coach and Gregory-Portland graduate Andrew Spencer has been named the new girls basketball coach at Calallen, the high school announced Wednesday.
Spencer’s hiring was approved by the Calallen ISD board of trustees at a special-called meeting Wednesday morning.
Spencer, 27, will replace Paul Yuma, who retired.
“It's been a dream of my mine to be able to come and coach in Corpus again," said Spencer, who graduated from G-P in 2012.
Spencer coached at Lexington for three seasons and led the Eagles to the Region III-3A final last year with a 22-5 record.
This will be Spencer’s third head coaching gig after coaching the George West boys program from 2017-2018.
Spencer was an assistant at Class 5A Fort Bend Marshall during the 2018-2019 seasons.
Spencer attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi, where he worked as a student manager under former men's basketball coach Willis Wilson. Spencer was also a student assistant under women's head basketball coach Royce Chadwick.
"Being able to come home to my family and those I learned from is big time," Spencer said. "It's life changing for me. This is a place I hope to stay and start a family."
Calallen is coming off a 12-11 season with a 6-4 mark in District 31-4A. The Wildcats advanced to the area round of the playoffs.
"I don't want us to be satisfied with just winning district or making the playoffs," Spencer said. "I want us to make state runs. Calallen can clearly do it in other sports, and I hope basketball is the next to do that."