Head Coach Byron Coleman begins his 14th year as head coach of the Lady Roadrunners’ basketball program – his 21st season overall– having recorded three straight 20-plus-win seasons from the 2006-2010 seasons and compiling an overall record of 219-156. His 2009-2010 team eclipsed the program mark for wins in a season with 26, including Coleman’s 100th career win. He has coached the Region XIV Freshman of the Year in numerous seasons, including 2017-2018, and has had several players selected for All-Region and All-Conference honors. Some of his players have moved on to play professionally. Last season’s appearance in the conference tournament made it 14 straight trips for Coleman and the Lady Roadrunners.
In 2017-2018, Coleman saw one of his players (Natasha Mack) selected for All-American status by two different organizations while in the same year earning Region XIV Freshman of the Year and 1st Team All-Region honors.
Before assuming head coaching duties, Coleman spent seven years as the assistant coach for the Lady Roadrunners under former head coach Dwan Coleman. As both an assistant and a head coach, Coleman has recruited numerous All-Region and All-Conference players, as well as having had two Academic All-Americans named during the same season in 2005-06. The 2004-05 team received Academic All-American honors after posting the requisite 3.0 team GPA. Coleman graduated from Angelina College in 2000 with an associate’s degree in general studies; from there, he earned a degree in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin University and a master’s degree in Human Sports and Performance from New Mexico Highlands University. He was a three-sport athlete at Diboll High School, competing in football, basketball and track.
He is married to Tamula Coleman.