Last week, Saint Mary’s Hall’s Athletic Director and Head Varsity Basketball Coach Barry Chamberlin was named a Don Coleman Outstanding Coach by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC). The award is granted to only one coach in the Large Private Schools category, and Coach Chamberlin came out on top.
Founded in 1975, the TABC is the second-largest state basketball coaches’ association in the United States with more than 5,000 members across the state, including both public and private schools. TABC award winners are nominated by Texas High School coaches and voted on by Regional coordinators and committees.
This award comes after several extremely successful basketball seasons for the SMH men’s varsity basketball team. This past season, the team made it to the TAPPS 5A Regional Finals with an overall win-loss record of 21-2. In the 2019-2020 season, the team qualified for the state championships before they were put on hold due to pandemic lockdowns.
Coach Chamberlin said, “It is truly humbling to be awarded the Don Coleman Outstanding Coach Award by TABC. This award is a testament to the fantastic young men that we have in our program, not just the team this season, but each one of the players that helped lay the foundation over the last 10 years. The overall buy-in by each team through hard work, dedication, and unity have allowed our program to excel on the court. I also want to thank Coach Lance Lewis, who last season was named TABC Assistant Coach of the Year, as he is far more than just an assistant coach. Coach Lewis is really a Co-Head Coach and has played a major role in the team’s success and helping our program grow over the years.”
Saint Mary’s Hall is proud of Coach Chamberlin, its outstanding Athletics Program, and all of our student athletes. In a major milestone, 13 student-athletes from the Class of 2021 will be moving on to play at the collegiate level, an unprecedented statistic that showcases the determination and perseverance of our student-athletes. Under Coach Chamberlin’s guidance, the Saint Mary’s Hall Athletics Program will continue to grow. With more than 10 years of coaching experience, Coach Chamberlin is a vital asset to the Athletics Program’s continued success.
When asked why he loves working at Saint Mary’s Hall, Coach Chamberlin said, “I love Saint Mary’s Hall because each day something new occurs that allows me to have a teachable moment with students. I am blessed to teach and coach at a place with students who desire to learn and grow through every situation, and work with faculty and staff who truly care about their students’ wellbeing.”
To learn more about Saint Mary’s Hall Athletics, visit the Athletics section of the SMH website.