Robinson's Gomez Next Belton Girls' Baksetball Coach

(June 10, 2011) -- Belton ISD Athletic director Rodney Southern announced today that the district will recommend Brenda Gomez to fill the head girls' basketball coach position for Belton High School at the next school board meeting on June 20.

Gomez spent four years as the girls head basketball coach in Robinson ISD where she won the state championship during the 2008-2009 season. She also guided the Robinson girls' teams to multiple district championships during her tenure there. Prior to her work in Robinson, Gomez coached for 21 years in Portales, New Mexico, where she garnered five state championships. Gomez has 25 years of coaching experience.

BISD Athletic Director Rodney Southern: "Brenda Gomez brings a wealth of experience as a head coach to the Belton program. She brought about tremendous success both in New Mexico as well as at Robinson ISD. Her multiple state championships are a credit to her ability to build successful basketball programs."

Overall, Gomez has 21 district championships and 10 state tournament appearances, with six state titles. She was named the district 17-3A coach of the year in 2008 and the district 19-3A coach of the year in 2009.

"This is a great boost for our program and a great opportunity for our kids," said Southern.

Gomez replaces Randy Bell who retired as Lady Tigers coach after 14 season due to personal and professional reasons.

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