- Written by Luciano Guerra
Some 43 years after he began his high school basketball coaching career at Mission High School, Rosendo “Roy” Garcia is back on the court. Only this time it’s as an assistant for the Sharyland Rattlers boys’ basketball team.
Rattlers’ head basketball coach David Keith offered Garcia the position after the departure of assistant coach Joey Hinojosa created a vacancy on his staff. The fact that the position is solely a coaching position, with no teaching responsibilities, led Garcia to accept the offer.
“People have asked me if I would ever go back to coaching,” Garcia said. “While I’ve thought about it, it would have to be something that I’d enjoy doing. I knew that I didn’t want to go back into the classroom. Then when David asked me if I wanted to coach, I asked him under what conditions. When he said that it would be strictly basketball and no teaching, I gladly accepted.”