Cowboy Basketball Coaches

 Zack Ward

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Zack Ward

Head Coach

Coach Ward is entering his 4th year as the Head Coach of the LaBelle High School Boy's Basketball program. In the 2015-2016 season Coach Ward guided the Cowboys to a 17-12 record en route to capturing the first District Championship for LaBelle since 1998. The team then made even more history by earning a spot in the 4A FHSAA "Sweet 16", a feat that had not been accomplished by an LHS Basketball team since 1970. Before taking over as head coach Zack was an Assistant Coach for one year with the program. Prior to moving to LaBelle, Coach Ward spent time as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Bishop Verot High School. He graduated from Averett University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. During his time at Averett, Coach Ward was a member of both the Men's Basketball program and the Baseball program. He was a 3-time Conference Champion as a member of the Averett Basketball team and part of a Averett Baseball team that won 27 regular season games. Aside from coaching basketball Ward is an Assistant Coach for the LaBelle High School Baseball team. When not at school Ward enjoys spending time with his wife Brittney and son Emmett.

Coaching Honors:

2014-2015 FACA District Coach of the Year

2015-2016 FACA District Coach of the Year

Championships:

2015-2016 District 4A 11 Champion

2015-2016 FHSAA 4A Sweet 16

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Joey Valero

Coach Valero is entering his 2nd year as an assistant coach for the basketball team. He is a California native who moved and began teaching at LHS midway through the 2015-2016 school year. Aside from coaching basketball Valero is the Head Boys Tennis coach.  Growing up in California Coach Valero was a member of the Men's Tennis team at The College of Sequoia. He then went on to complete his Bachelor's degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and he obtained his Master's Degree from San Francisco State. After finishing school he spent some time coaching youth basketball at the middle school and high school levels. 

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