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Greg Gober steps down from Waxahachie head boys’ basketball role after 6 seasons

KBEC report

Following a successful six-year run, Greg Gober formally stepped down as the head boys’ basketball coach at Waxahachie High School on Wednesday.

Waxahachie head boys basketball coach Greg Gober hugs senior forward Montez Young Jr. at the end of the 6A Region II championship in 2021. (Travis M. Smith/KBEC Sports)

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.


All photos by Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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