Sam Houston hires former LSUE assistant Rob Acord as boys basketball coach

Sam Houston hires former LSUE assistant Rob Acord as boys basketball coach
Rob Acord (Source: KPLC)

MOSS BLUFF, La. (KPLC) - Former LSU Eunice assistant Rob Acord is returning to the high school ranks as the new head coach for the Sam Houston Broncos.

Acord spent the past season with the Bengals helping lead the team to a 14-15 season in its inaugural season.

Prior to his stop in Eunice, Acord spent the previous three years as a high school coach.

Acord was an assistant at Hathaway high school for the 2017-2018 season, helping the Hornets to a 26-5 record, a district championship, and quarterfinal appearance.

Acord first jumped into the coaching profession by serving two years as an assistant at St. Louis Catholic. The Saints captured consecutive district championships and made a 2016 Class 3A “Top 28” appearance.

Prior to coaching, Acord founded an event services company, recruited a Board of Directors and advisory committee comprising industry and functional experts. He also worked in the Houston Astros organization for five years in sales, selling more than a million dollars’ worth of revenue on a yearly basis.

Coach Acord was born and raised in the basketball hotbed of Marion, Indiana. Acord played for state powerhouse Marion High with NBA star Zach Randolph, helping the Giants to the 1998 Indiana Class 4A Championship game. His father, Rob, also helped Marion to the state finals as they are one of three father and son combinations to play in an Indiana State Championship game.

Acord is a graduate of McNeese State University.

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