Down The Line

Episode 11 - Robert Lucero, Austin Westlake Head Basketball Coach, Father, Leader

March 28, 2021 Host Roy Austin & co-Host Chris P. Season 1 Episode 11
Down The Line
Episode 11 - Robert Lucero, Austin Westlake Head Basketball Coach, Father, Leader
Show Notes

Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

Roy Austin and Chris P. talk with Bonifacio "Robert" Lucero, Head Coach for Austin Westlake Basketball. Austin Westlake and Coach are in the middle of the best winning stretch for the storied Texas high school program. Coach Lucero is an open book, as genuine as they come. 

Coach has had extreme ups and downs in recent years, on and off the court. 

Enjoy the show. 

Talk to you soon, down the line. 

Follow Coach Lucero on social media @
https://www.instagram.com/bonifaciolucero/
https://www.instagram.com/westlakenation/


1:00 - Welcome to Show
2:00 - Intro, Hays First Head Job
3:00 - From Albuquerque, Then El Paso
4:00 - El Paso Hanks, Glory Years
5:00 - Dad was a coach
6:00 - Give a player a goal
7:00 - Coach Manny Pacheco, Bob Hackett
8:00 - Played in State Soccer Finals
9:00 - First love was basketball
10:00 - Keep Playing, No Shortcuts
11:00 - Coach Marc Richardson
12:00 - Find Peace in your work
13:00 - Be Coachable
14:00 - Covid brought us closer
16:00 - The plan after high school
18:00 - Marcos Lucero can ball
19:00 - Tracy Carter gave me a tip
20:00 - Damion James, Nacogdoches 
21:00 - AHA Moment! To be a Coach
22:00 - Met my wife, the referee
23:00 - She crumbled up my number
26:00 - Moved to Austin 
30:00 - Found out Wife had Breast Cancer
33:00 - More Hard Times, Son, Bo needs Surgery 
35:00 - More surgery for Son, Bo
38:00 - What hard times taught me
40:00 - Bo is strong, made it through
42:00 - Never Lose, Just Learn
44:00 - Hard to be at the Top, then Bottom
46:00 -Bonds get tighter to make a playoff run
47:00 - Matthew Mayer has best mullet around
48:00 - City Mullets are not Country Mullets
49:00 - Austin Westlake Alum can Ball Out
50:00 - Just lost the state championship
52:00 - Concerned about my players taking it hard
54:00 - Lost to Carsen Edwards & Tristan Clark
56:00 - Biggest Challenge for Student Athletes
58:00 - Strong Support Matters
60:00 - Worry about Growth, not winning
61:00 - I had a lot of fear as a Coach
62:00 - Building character, makes for winning
63:00 - Tell us about Chico’s Tacos
65:00 - Challenges for Parents of Athletes 
67:00 - Players need to know their role
70:00 -We carry 18 ball players, help them learn
72:00 - Current State of Texas HS Basketball
74:00 - Manage and Work the Game
76:00 - Good at History 
79:00 - Family Genealogy
80:00 - Peruvian Roots?!
81:00 - Final Thought
82:00 - Advice to a prospective Head Coach 
83:00 - Stay Persistent, Search out Learning
85:00 - Outro, Next Week


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