Eagle Mountain–Saginaw Independent School District is proud to announce, Vance Hughes as new the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach of Saginaw High School. Coach Hughes comes to Saginaw from Wortham High School in Wortham, TX. “Coach Hughes is well known, and highly respected in the basketball community.” said EMS ISD Athletic Director, Brent Barker. “We are proud to welcome Coach Hughes to Saginaw High School and to Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD” Coach Hughes was the 1981 Trans American Athletic Newcomer of the Year at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. From there, he transferred to Henderson County Junior College in Athens, TX where he helped lead the men’s basketball team to the first ever, National Tournament, and an appearance in the Final Four where they placed 3rd overall. Before coming to Saginaw, Hughes served as the head basketball coach for both, boys and girls programs. His experience in 4A, 5A, and 6A school districts is invaluable, leaving a trail of victories along the way. His successes include; a 4A state title at Waxahachie High School, multiple district championships and playoff appearances. In 2005, Coaches Hughes also founded select basketball organization, Texas Dream Team Basketball Club.
Coach Hughes has five children. Antwan Kirk-Hughes was a Parade All-American from Waxahachie High School. He earned a scholarship to the University of Texas, and went free agent to play football for the San Diego Chargers. Vantranique Hughes was the Texas High School 4A player of the year in 2006 and WBCA All-American Honorable mention who earned a scholarship to the University of Texas. Destini Hughes Texas High School 3A player of the year, Parade and McDonald’s All-American from Kennedale High School. She earned a scholarship to Louisiana State University and now is an assistant coach and recruiter at Quinnipiac University. Jamaika Hughes is a two-time TABC All-State from Kennedale High School who earned a scholarship to Texas Tech University. Vance Hughes II was named TABC All-State Player from Kennedale High School, and earned a scholarship to Trinity Valley Community College. “I am honored to be a part of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.” Expressed Coach Hughes “The opportunity to teach and coach in this great district is a blessing. I'm looking forward to continuing, and enhancing the success of the girls’ basketball program at Saginaw.” Eagle Mountain–Saginaw Independent School District and Saginaw High School are pleased to welcome Coach Hughes and look forward to many successful basketball seasons ahead.
Kristin Libbey is in her 12th year of coaching as she serves Saginaw High School as an assistant girls’ volleyball, basketball, and track coach. She has been in the Eagle Mountain Saginaw school district for seven years and was previously at Prairie Vista Middle School.
Coach Libbey is from Snyder, Texas and graduated high school in 2001. She began her college education at Western Texas College in Snyder, spent two years at Angelo State University, and graduated in 2006 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Health Education. She furthered her education by receiving a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Counseling in August of 2011, also from Sam Houston State University.
Coach Libbey is married to Curtis Libbey who grew up in Fort Worth and works currently at ATC Freightliner.