Rider's Ghazal Named Coach of the Year

Rider High School girls' basketball coach Ramsey Ghazal was named the Girls 5A Coach of the Year this week by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Ghazal guided the Lady Raiders to their fifth-straight 20-win season, falling in overtime of the Regional Semifinals to eventual state champion Canyon, giving the Lady Eagles their closest game of the playoffs.

This year, the Lady Raiders had Ashley Reid named All-State by the TABC, and junior Mercedes Brooks committed to Kansas State of the Big XII.