The Permian boys basketball group will have a familiar facial area on the sidelines as its new head coach.

Ector County ISD Executive Director of Athletics Tracey Borchardt confirmed Friday that Steven Flores was picked as the future head coach of the Panthers.

Flores was an assistant at Permian under former head coach Tim Thomas for four seasons. Thomas was named the head coach at Fort Truly worth Southwest back again in May well.

“He’s just really well versed in the sport of basketball,” Borchardt claimed of Flores. “And being under Coach Thomas, it was a easy transition. He just arrived to the table with some good concepts moving forward and continuing with the software.”

“Hopefully with what he puts in the position, the software would continue to get far better. We felt that he was the appropriate assortment at the appropriate time.”

Flores used four seasons as an assistant coach under Thomas. He took a 12 months off from coaching in 2019-2020 right before returning to the sidelines this earlier time.

Prior to his time with the Panthers, Flores led Kermit’s boys basketball software from 2012 to 2016, compiling a record of 102-26 in his four seasons as head coach. That bundled a run of three straight appearances in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals from 2014 via 2016.

He used 10 several years full coaching the Yellowjackets.

Flores claimed that he’s appreciative of the chance to direct a Panthers software that has also had its own robust run of accomplishment in modern several years.

Permian made 6 straight playoff appearances, gained three District two-6A titles and had consecutive journeys to the Area I-6A Event in the 2018-19 and 2019-twenty seasons.

Permian concluded the 2020-21 time at 19-6 all round and secured a bi-district title.

“I’m ecstatic as I could be to consider over,” Flores claimed. “I feel it is the greatest occupation in basketball in West Texas. It feels very good to consider over a software that we have set up listed here at Permian.”

Flores included that one of his places of concentrate was to be a disciplined group each on and off the court.

He claimed Thomas showed him a whole lot about creating a software up and functioning with each other to get the most out of a group.

“The most essential matter I realized from him is how to make interactions with children,” he claimed. “I imagined I understood how and did a good occupation, but looking at how he builds the children up and will get them to observe tricky and participate in tricky day in and day out, that is the one matter that impressed me.”

Flores included that owning the advice of Drew Coffman has also assisted him in getting a far better coach. Coffman was the head coach at Decatur right before being newly hired as the head coach at Haslet Eaton.

Now that Flores is in demand of the Panthers, he needs to continue creating on the robust base the group has produced over the previous 6 seasons.

“We’ve had this sort of good accomplishment listed here and we’re heading to continue to hold winning,” Flores claimed. “We want to earn district titles, regional titles and make it to San Antonio. Those people are our three plans 12 months in and 12 months out.”