Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 24 January 2014 10:50
Much like a basketball being dribbled across the court, high school coaches experience many ups and downs. There are wins and losses. There are championships and there are disappointing seasons. There are hirings and there are firings. Over the years that Raquel Carmona has coached girls high school basketball she has experienced all of those and more.
With multiple district, bi-district, area and regional quarterfinal championships during her 25 years of coaching at schools like Edinburg High and Hidalgo, Carmona has experienced many highs. However, in her second year at Mission High School, Carmona and the Lady Eagles are still searching for the right formula that will allow them to minimize the lows and maximize the highs.
“Last year we had some players that didn’t come back,” explained Carmona. “We had four returning players with only two of those being starters.”
In their inaugural season under Carmona, the Lady Eagles won only one district game last year, while losing 15. Overall Mission finished with a 7-25 record in 2012-2013.