By Moses Leos III
For the third time in the last four seasons, the Hays High boys basketball program will have a new head coach patrolling the sidelines.
Hays High Athletic Coordinator Neal LaHue confirmed Friday the departure of Rebel boys basketball head coach Sam Lunz, who resigned his position earlier this month.
Lunz was hired to take over as the head boys basketball coach at Jackson Hole High School in Wyoming, according to a report by the Jackson Hole News & Guide.
“I thought he did a good job. I really liked Sam,” LaHue said in an emailed response. “He was really a good person and good for our profession. We will miss him.”
The search is on for the school’s third head boys basketball coach since the 2012 season. Lunz took over the Rebel program in 2014 after the departure of current Westlake High head boys basketball head coach Robert Lucero.
Lucero was hired in 2013 after the departure of Dean McMullen, who is currently the head boys basketball coach at Pflugerville Connally High.
Lunz compiled a 29-32 overall record during his two-year tenure at Hays High. His tenure included leading the Rebel boys basketball team to the regional quarterfinal playoff round in 2014.