Assistant Coach Zac Kircher in 2019-2020 enters his second season with the Roadrunners, having previously served as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State University for one season (2017-2018). A Houston native, Kircher earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from University of Houston, where he graduated in 2017. He will earn his Master of Education degree in Sports Administration from Midwestern State University in the spring of 2019.
In his first season on the bench, the Roadrunners finished with an 18-14 record and a deep run in the conference tournament. Following the season, five members of the Roadrunner team signed letters of intent to play at the next level.
Kircher served as a high school varsity assistant at St. Thomas Episcopal School where he helped lead the Saints to three state final appearances and state championship in 2013-14. On the AAU circuit, Kircher was instrumental in coaching and aiding 20 student-athletes obtain scholarships to four-year universities.
St. Pius the 10th. Won state championship in his first season there, advanced to the final four in his second year. Played at Lone Star College for two seasons before injuries shortened his playing career.
“I love coaching, and I love the game of basketball. I’ve had some great coaches and mentors my entire life, and although my career ended early, I always wanted to do my part to ensure young players got the same opportunity I got.”
Approach to the game, aside from fundamentals:
“Our biggest approach is going to be in ensuring these guys graduate. We want them to leave here with a degree from Angelina College whether or not they go on to play basketball further.”
“I’m very competitive, so I want to make sure they’re competing in every area. I also work with forwards – I played the position in high school and college – and I think I can help them elevate their games to another level.”