On Jan. 2, the Life High School Waxahachie boys varsity basketball team defeated Midland Greenwood by a margin of 50-38 to give head varsity coach Eddie Berumen his 300th win.
In his 12th season with Life School, the goal-oriented Berumen remains committed to building one of the strongest basketball programs in District 17-4A.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work for such a supportive organization,” Berumen said. “I would like to thank my wife Dawn and children Logan, Maddie and Ryan for their support and the time they sacrifice to allow me to be a coach.
“Thank you to all of our assistant coaches and their families, Life School administration, faculty and staff, stakeholders and board members; to all current and former players, managers, cheerleaders, sports medicine teams, trainers, families and fans,” he said. “This accomplishment was a team effort and I’m humbled and honored by this achievement.”
Berumen became the Life High School Mustangs’ first-ever varsity boys basketball coach in 2008, competing in Division 1A.
The Mustangs are four-time district champions, eight-time bi-district champions, seven-time area champions and have qualified for the regional tournament six times.
“Coach Berumen has elevated the Life High School Waxahachie basketball program to a well-known team of young men often noted for their character and sportsmanship on and off the court,” a school press release reads. “While pleased with the 300-win milestone, Coach Berumen is more motivated by opportunity to instill character development in the young men that go through his program each year. Using the game of basketball, Coach Berumen teaches valuable life lessons and skills, impacting thousands of athletes throughout his career.
“Coach Berumen is a LifeLeader who exemplifies humility by his willingness to serve the interests of others regardless of his status or opportunity for personal gain.”
Prior to joining Life School, Berumen served as the first assistant under coach David Milson at Cedar Hill High School. Now competing in division 4A, the Mustangs have averaged more than 20 wins per season, making the playoffs 10 of the past 11 years.
The Life High School Mustangs kick off conference play Friday, Jan. 17, against Ferris High School and were 17-8 for the season as of Wednesday.
To view a schedule of games, visit lhs.lifeschools.net.