16. Robert Lucero - Westlake High School (TX)

Love In Basketball

17-06-2021 • 1 hr 14 mins

This episode is a conversation with Robert Lucero. I found this to be a conversation filled with empathy. Coach Lucero explores some of the ways he routinely takes the perspectives of those he serves, both his staff and his student-athletes, while reflecting on how ego, an inward mindset, and maybe lack of empathy might have resulted in a bit more diminishment of others previously in his career. Along the way, he highlights honest and loving communication, building community or giving others a place to belong, and serving first.
Robert Lucero is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Westlake High School in Austin, TX. During his seven seasons as head coach of the Chaparrals, Coach Lucero has compiled a 210 win - 34 loss record. His tenure includes two appearances in the state tournament, one in 2018, and again this past season. Westlake’s 2020-21 season ended with a top-25 national ranking, a 30-2 record, an undefeated run through district play, and advancing to the State Championship game. Coach Lucero has also been named District Coach of the Year three times, All-Central Texas coach of the year two times, and TABC Class 5A Coach of the Year. Prior to Westlake High School, Coach Lucero also served as the head coach at Hays High School for one season.
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