Basketball Coach Earns 700 Career Wins


Courtesy of Coach Arnold's Facebook

Arnold holds his plaque as he poses with the varsity team.


During the game vs Klein Cain this season basketball coach Glenn Arnold reached his 700th career win as a Klein head coach. With a team with only one varsity returner, coach Arnold and the team made a playoff appearance. They also finished 3rd in district and finished the regular season with a record of 20-12.

Although Arnold and the guys fell short in their playoff game against Spring High School, their season wasn’t in vain. They helped reach a milestone and sketched their name in Klein basketball history.

With Arnold’s 25 years of coaching at Klein, this was his biggest milestone.

“This is up there next to my NCAA tournament appearance [when I coached college],” Arnold said.

Although Arnold was aware of his win total it wasn’t the sole focus of the season. He didn’t anticipate getting the 700th this season.

“I had no clue how close it was,” Arnold said.

Arnold has been coaching for a total of 49 years, and has been very successful at both the collegiate and high school levels.

“Being an assistant coach [at North Texas University] constantly in the hot seat it was nothing like it,” he said.

Becoming head coach at Klein High changed Arnold’s objective as a coach. He wanted to teach his players life skills.

“Seeing young people improve and be successful [makes me proud as a coach],” he said.

Coaching takes a lot of passion, patience and love for bettering young people.

“ [I chose coaching] cause I like the young people, they keep me going,” Arnold said.

Through the season, Arnold and the Bearkats faced many different hurdles and obstacles they had to overcome. Even though Coach Arnold got the award, he had so much praise for his guys.

“Good players with good character. They [the varsity team] were a great group of guys,” Arnold said.