East Boys Basketball Gets New Head Coach

East boys basketball has a new head coach.
VISD athletic director Leonard McAngus tells me that John Howie has been hired to replace Peter Staackmann, who is leaving to become assistant boys basketball coach at Georgetown High School. Coach Gowie has been a boys hoops assistant at Fort Bend Bush the past two years, when that team made the regional finals and regional quarterfinals. Before that, Howie was head coach for boys hoops at Katy Morton Ranch, Fort Bend Willowridge, where he was District Coach Of The Year in 2013, and at Houston Westbury from 2007-2011. Before becoming a high school head coach, Howie was an associate head coach at Texas Southern from 2001-2007. From 1999-2000, Howie was an assistant coach on the Willowridge boys hoops teams that won back-to-back state championships in 1999-2000. Coach McAngus tells me he is really excited about coach Howie coming to VISD and East.

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NCAA announces women’s regional hoops sites for 2021 and 2022
NEW YORK (AP)- Other hosts for 2021 are Times Union Center in Albany, New York, H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin, and Cintas Center in Cincinnati. Games will be March 26-29.
Albany also will serve as a regional host site in 2019. It previously hosted in 2015 and 2018. Austin has hosted an NCAA championship-record 18 regional games at Frank Erwin Center. It will move to the newer H-E-B Center in 2021.
In 2022, Spokane will host along with Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Those games will be played March 25-28.