By ERIC VICCARO
The Prairie Valley Independent School District on May 2 announced the hiring of Zac Tabor as new boys’ basketball coach.
Tabor comes from a winning tradition at Graford, where the Jackrabbits were runner-up to Calvert in the 2012 University Interscholastic League Conference 1A Division II state championship game.
Tabor made the all-tournament team that year – including tying the state record for most points in a 1A tournament game with 43 – and he eventually went on to play college basketball at North Lake in Irving and then Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.
“We are really excited,” Prairie Valley superintendent Tim West said about hiring Tabor. “He’s going to bring energy and knowledge.”
West reported Tabor, in addition to basketball, will serve as the head boys’ cross country and track and field coach.
In the classroom, Tabor will teach junior high and high school social studies – including geography, world history and United States history.
Tabor will replace Jack Williams, who recently announced his retirement and will serve the school district until the end of the academic year.
This past season, Prairie Valley went 5-21, 1-13 in District 1A-21.
Zac Tabor (center) was recently hired by the Prairie Valley Independent School District to be its new boys’ coach for basketball, cross country and track and field. He was a former all-tournament selection when he played for Graford in the 2012 state championships. (Courtesy photo provided by PVISD, used with permission)