HSAA Announces Varsity Basketball Coaching Selections
June 27, 2015
The HSAA basketball leadership is continuing to prepare for
the 2015-16 season. Many of the team-specific coach assignments will not be
finalized until the player evaluations are completed. As previously was
announced, Stephen Spurlock has agreed to be the Head Coach over all High
School boys teams, and he is working with the HS boys directors (Marty Lehman
and Jeff Hulstein) to finalize the coach positions for Varsity and JV teams. We
are also pleased to announce that Amber Robidou has agreed to be the Head
Coach over all High School girls teams, and she is working with the HS girls
director (Yomi Fayiga) to finalize the coach positions for Varsity and JV
teams. Additional coach announcements will be posted on the
website as they occur. Thanks.
Varsity Girls Head Coach: Amber Robidou. Coach Amber returns for her 2nd year as an HSAA coach. Coach Amber grew up near Springfield, Missouri. Amber was a First Team All State Lettermen in 5 sports (basketball, softball, volleyball, track, and cross country) and was awarded the Show-Me State Female Athlete of the Year her senior year in high school. Following high school, Amber received a basketball scholarship from Southwest Baptist University. In her college career, she averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks a game. She also received her degree in Physical Education and Health while helping coach basketball at a local high school. After college, Amber received two offers to play oversea in the Women's Euro-League. While the opportunity to play overseas was enticing, she decided her calling was rather to marry her long-time boyfriend (Austin Robidou), and begin serving full-time in ministry. Amber and Austin have been married for 6 years and are currently expecting their first child. She currently works as the Recreation and College Minister at First Baptist Church Richardson.
· State of Missouri All State Letterman in Five Sports
· Missouri Show-Me State Female Athlete of the Year
· Attended Southwest Baptist University as a Scholarship Athlete - Basketball
Varsity Boys Head Coach: Stephen Spurlock also returns for his second season coaching HSAA. Coach Stephen is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a passion for basketball. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Omaha Bryan High School and became a three-time varsity letterman. During his senior year of high school, Coach Spurlock averaged 19 points; 12 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.
Coach Spurlock received numerous high school honors and took his talents to Division I basketball as a member of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers. Having played for only three years, Coach Spurlock ended his college basketball career averaging 15.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Coach Spurlock became the first player in 20 years to score more than 30 points in back-to-back games during his junior year for Appalachian State(1990-91). Coach Spurlock also led Appalachian State over UNC Charlotte with 36 points and 18 rebounds. As a member of the Mountaineers basketball program Coach Spurlock’s honors included:
· Ranking as #13 on Appalachian State University All Time Basketball Scoring List with Over 1300 Points
· Ranking in top 10 in All Time History on Rebounding at Appalachian State University
· Ranking 3rd in All Time Blocks at Appalachian State University
· Achieving the Most 6 Block Games in Appalachian State University History (4 games)
· Selected for First Team All Conference (1990-91 & 1991-92 Seasons)
Upon graduation from college, Coach Spurlock played professional basketball for 12 years in various countries including Mexico; Venezuela; France; Spain; Dominican Republic; Malaysia and Ecuador. While playing in Mexico, Coach Spurlock’s team won the championship for the CIMEBA (Circuito Mexicana de Basketball) League. Coach Spurlock is the proud father of 4 – Stephanie Spurlock, 24 of St Louis, MO; Stephen Spurlock, Jr., 19 of Dallas, TX; Jaden Spurlock, 9 of Dallas, TX and Seven Spurlock, 7 of Dallas, TX. Coach Spurlock trained his son, Stephen, from the age of 3 and he received a full scholarship from the University of Maryland East Shore in 2014.
About Dallas HSAA:
Home School Athletic Association (HSAA) is the largest local home school sports organization in America with 535 athletes in grades 6-12. HSAA provides competitive sports opportunities in baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, football, soccer, track & field, volleyball, and water polo. HSAA serves the Dallas/North Texas areas.
Dallas HSAA is a homeschool sports organization that serves the Dallas Metroplex areas.