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By Brennan Riker
Special to The Post Dispatch
Bubba Edwards is the Head Boys Basketball and Baseball Coach at Borden County High School. He is also an assistant for the football and track programs.
Edwards grew up in Jayton, Texas, and graduated from there like his fellow colleague, Trey Richey. Edwards graduated college from Texas Tech University. Edward’s coaching career started in Crosbyton where he coached for the Chiefs for three seasons. After Crosbyton, Edwards landed in Ira where he stayed for four years. Edwards then left Ira for Lockney where he coached for three seasons. Edwards had a brief stint in Merkel for a season, then he left Merkel to return to Ira for six seasons. Edwards then landed in Coyote country where he has been for nine seasons.
As a head basketball coach, Edwards has an outstanding overall record of 517-165, and as the head coach of the Coyotes, Edwards has a record of 203-49 leading Borden County. In 23 years of coaching basketball, Edwards has only missed the playoffs once. Edwards has two State Basketball Tournament appearances, and he has also garnered multiple Coach of the Year accolades from multiple organizations in Texas. As a head baseball coach, Edwards has an overall record 237-144-2, and he has a 96-58-2 record leading the Coyotes. Edwards has three Regional Finalist appearances and one appearance in the State Baseball Tournament. Edwards-led teams have missed the playoffs only twice in 19 years.
“At Borden County, the expectation is always State,” Edwards said. “We also definitely always strive to win district championships in everything.”
Like most coaches, Edwards’ favorite hobbies are golfing and watching sports. His biggest influences in his life are his parents, his high school coaches, Coach Neff and Coach Mitchell, Jeff Bontrager, and his colleague Trey Richey. One of his favorite quotes is, “Success is often just a series of corrected failures.” Edwards is married to his wife, Kaci, and they have two children, Trey and Callie.
“I love small towns and the small town atmosphere,” Edwards said. “Small towns and small communities have molded my life, and I absolutely love it.