Following a successful six-year run, Greg Gober formally stepped down as the head boys’ basketball coach at Waxahachie High School on Wednesday.
Gober led the Indians to a 141-47 record during his tenure on his hometown sideline. Those efforts included a USAToday national ranking in 2018, several Class 5A and 6A top-25 finishes and three regional tournament appearances. The Runnin’ Indians made the postseason in every season under Gober, which included four district championships.
Gober, who plans to step away from coaching high school basketball altogether, has a career coaching record of 500-233. He notched career win No. 500 with a 61-57 victory on the road against DeSoto on Feb. 15. That victory capped an impressive finish to the regular season by the Runnin’ Indians, which saw them turn an 0-4 start into a second-place finish in one of the most talented districts in the state.
“It has been an honor to come back to my hometown and coach the Runnin’ Indians,” said Gober, who played for the Runnin’ Indians from 1981-83, with the latter ending in a state championship. “The players and staff I have worked with during my time here have made a huge impact on my life, and I will miss them, and the community, greatly.”
According to a Waxahachie ISD press release, Gober plans to remain with Waxahachie ISD until the end of the school year. The district will begin looking for its next head boys’ basketball coach immediately.
PHOTO GALLERY FROM WIN NO. 500
All photos by Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports