Over the past several months, Cypress Christian School has been in the process of searching for a varsity boys basketball coach. After receiving many applications and interviewing several candidates, we have determined that the best applicant for our CCS boys basketball program is our own Rory Coleman. Coach Coleman will be the Interim Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for the 2020-2021 season. Coach Coleman has faithfully served the CCS basketball program for almost two decades since 2001. Both of his children are Christian educated, including Daija, a proud 2015 CCS graduate, who still holds several CCS track & field records and coaches in our middle school volleyball, varsity girls basketball and varsity track & field programs.
Coach Coleman’s involvement in the Houston basketball community is deeply rooted. In 1986, he founded the largest AAU league in Houston, providing a very competitive basketball environment, producing many college players while providing a great platform for mentoring young men and other coaches.
Rory Coleman grew up in a family with a strong Christian heritage which he not only has passed on to his own children but has also used to interact and influence hundreds of other students throughout his coaching career. He is a longtime member of his local church serving as a lay minister and facilitating programs such as Maximized Manhood by Edwin Louis Cole for men’s groups in the church.
Coach Coleman has demonstrated initiative, investment and consistency for the young men in our program going back to last spring, throughout the summer and up to the present time. Since last spring he has not ceased to plan, work and facilitate the advancement of the boys basketball program, from gym time to community service and spiritual development. As we look forward, these are the qualities CCS coaches must possess along with the spirit and energy to execute those qualities.
Through owning his own businesses, serving his church, the community and CCS athletics, Coach Coleman has demonstrated consistent Christian leadership in the most important areas of life. We are pleased and excited to make this announcement to our Warrior family and look forward to seeing Coach Coleman work with our young men in the basketball program to both develop strong Christian men and compete for district championships! Please join me in praying for and supporting Coach Rory Coleman and our team in the upcoming season.