Andrews chosen for another hall of fame

January 12, 2013

Among her many accomplishments in a career spanning more than five decades, some of Leta Andrews’ greatest came while coaching at Corpus Christi Calallen High School.

Andrews won more than a fourth of her career victories at the school, posting a mark of 401-44 during her time there from 1980-92.

Soon Andrews will return to the city where she won her only state championship. She will be inducted into the Coastal Bend Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place next Saturday (Jan. 19) at noon at the Holiday Inn Airport. It is conjunction with the 32nd Annual Coastal Bend Coaches Clinic.

“Being 12 years away from home and coaching at Calallen, I have so many wonderful memories of young ladies playing basketball and running track,” said Andrews. “No day is over when it makes a memory, and I’ve got a lot of memories from Calallen.”

Andrews coached her daughter Lisa to three state tournaments while at Calallen. In all, Andrews coached in nine state tournaments at the school, winning the 4A state championship in 1990 with a 39-1 record.

Her 1991 team returned to state and finished 36-1 after losing in the semifinals. She also had three teams reach the state finals.

In addition, Andrews helped coach track at the school. Olympic high jumper Amy Acuff played basketball and ran track for Andrews.

Andrews left Calallen in 1992 to return to Granbury for her second stint coaching here.

Among the numerous halls of fame Andrews is in include the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

In 2010, Andrews became the winningest high school basketball coach in history. She has 1,389 victories entering last night’s game at Fort Worth Arlington Heights.

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