Basketball: Sanger’s Boxell departs for Burleson

After main the Sanger boys basketball group to lower back-to-lower back playoff appearances, coach Layne Boxell is departing this system to take over at Burleson.

Boxell become 46-40 in three years with the Indians and went 10-18 in his first season earlier than rattling off 18-win campaigns. Sanger become fourth in District 9-4A in 2017-18 and completed fourth in District 11-4A in 2018-19 before falling to Wilmer-Hutchins within the first spherical of the postseason.

Boxell, whose father, Doug Boxell, is the educate at Krum, is a graduate of Ponder and hung out because the coach at Pollok Central and Tatum previous to taking on at Sanger.


“I’m certainly excited about the brand new possibility,” Layne Boxell stated. “I experience like Burleson is in a good spot — they’re 5A and I felt like it’s an awesome network for my own family. But it turned into surely tough leaving Sanger. We’ve visible growth inside the software, and I felt like the community here was appropriate and supplied a whole lot of aid. I loved my time right here, but I’m also excited for the new possibility.”

Burleson went 11-17 closing season and completed tied for fifth in District five-5A beneath Joey Martin. The Elks compete alongside Mansfield Timberview, which won the Class 5A championship, Crowley, Burleson Centennial, Mansfield Legacy, Arlington Seguin, Granbury and Everman.

Layne Boxell turned into authorized because the train at Burleson at a college board assembly April 25.

“They’re in a difficult district,” he said. “They’ve were given a few appropriate portions again. They additionally misplaced a few children, but at a faculty the dimensions of Burleson you’re continually going to have a quite appropriate pool to drag from. They had a pretty top JV crew ultimate yr. It could be tough, but I assume it is going to be an excellent possibility.”

Sanger posted its activity opening on the Texas High School Coaches Association website May 2, and athletic director Chuck Galbreath stated the district received approximately forty packages. Galbreath stated Sanger will begin accomplishing interviews Monday in hopes of having a final candidate in location through the end of subsequent week.

The Indians gained’t go back any all-district gamers, as Hank Lemons, a second-team all-district pick out, is about to graduate this month. Jordan Williams, Tre Peoples, Payten Vidourek and Brock Howard additionally can be misplaced to graduation, at the same time as Zach Cochran, Hollis Gleason and Aidan Kearney are a number of the crew’s expected returners.

“Coach Boxell did a notable activity for us,” Galbreath stated. “He had an excellent couple seasons right here and we’re in an amazing region, however I understand the opportunity to go to a bigger college. We need to discover some other train who’s enthusiastic about basketball, will come in and put down some roots and will positioned inside the work, now not best on the varsity degree but also from the middle college all of the manner up.

“We need to have a basketball software this is sustainable for a long time to return.”

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