BIRTHRIGHT — Todd Law was born and raised in Houston, but likes to coach away from the city hustle and bustle.
Law, 37, a graduate of Houston Lamar High School and Texas A&M University was recently hired as the new head boys varsity basketball coach at North Hopkins.
“I'm excited about my new challenge at North Hopkins. For the upcoming season, we will have eight returning lettermen. We have four starters back. We are very senior-heavy, and will rely on their experience.” Law said. “North Hopkins has made the playoffs for three consecutive years under coach (Clay) Pirtle. We're just looking to break through this year. We should compete for the district championship. It should be a fun season.”
Even though he was born in Houston, he has experience coaching at a more rural level.
Law coached six years at Rising Star, a Class A school near Abilene, for six years. During that span his teams made the playoffs three times and were regional champions in 2004, losing to eventual state champion Grady in the state semi-finals.
His first coaching job was at The Woodlands Christian Academy in 1999-2001. He also spend the last three years as the boys varsity assistant at Klein Collins High School near Houston. He has a 179-140 record as a head coach.
Law said, “I’m happy to be back at a smaller school where is easier to build relationships and have a positive impact the lives of young people.”
When he was told schools in Hopkins County take basketball very seriously he said, “I'm glad to hear that. That's exactly the impression that I have of the area. I love the atmosphere of high school sports at small schools. When the community gets completely behind its team, it can be an amazing experience for everyone.”
Law is married and with his Charla had two sons - Luke, 8 and Lane 4.
“We feel Coach Law is a good choice for North Hopkins. We have a talented veteran squad that has been to the playoffs for three years. He will be able to build on the solid foundation in place from coach Pirtle,” said Larry Tucker, North Hopkins athletic director. “Coach Law has an impressive coaching resume' as a Class A state semi-finalist at Rising Star and then spending the past few years at a successful 5A program as an assistant in Spring. He is a family man and wants to raise his sons, Luke and Lane, in a small school environment. He has been coming from Houston the past four weeks at his own expense to meet our kids and watch them play spring league. I am also impressed by his desire to excel in the classroom where he has had tremendous success on state-mandated testing in his history classes.”
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