Canyon Coach Earns Spot In the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
Coach Joe Lombard has been coaching for 38 years.
The Canyon High School Lady Eagles are well-known throughout the state of Texas as the team to beat. They have won 17 state championships under Coach Joe Lombard. Lombard has had over 1,000 wins and less than 200 losses.
This outstanding record has earned Lombard a spot in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. He received the news last summer from former Texas Tech Lady Raiders coach Marsha Sharp that he would be inducted.
Coach Lombard didn't get his professional start as a coach. He worked at a sporting goods store after graduating from college, but found his passion through his wife, who was a coach for Hale Center.
The induction will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 11th. Lombard will be featured among names like Nancy Lieberman and Joan Crawford.
Lombard has also been inducted into the Canyon High School Hall of Fame, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, and Texas Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
For information about the induction, click here.