Mims named Coronado HS basketball coach

Ernest Mims has been selected as the new head basketball coach at Coronado High School, announced today by the Lubbock ISD Athletics Department.

Coach Mims currently serves as head basketball coach at Winona High School in Winona ISD and has extensive experience as a head coach and assistant coach at the high school level.

He was recently nominated for District 16-AAA coach of the year after leading the Winona Wildcats to an 18-12 season record and playoff appearance. Prior to Winona, he was head basketball coach at Springtown High school in Springtown ISD. He has also served as a varsity assistant basketball coach at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo ISD and Wichita Falls High School in Wichita Falls ISD. 

Mims earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Eastern New Mexico University in 2009 and a Master’s Degree in Education with concentration in sports administration from Concordia University in 2017. He has certifications in social studies composite 8-12 and pedagogy and professional responsibilities EC-12.

He and his wife, Tasha, have three sons: Javien (17), Evan (5), and Greyson (10 months).

Coach Mims predecessor, Layne Sheets, recently became superintendent of Dawson ISD.