Region IV: Ricky Lock, San Antonio Southside
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Ricky Lock departed Gonzales for what most considered a very tough job at Southside. In 2013, the Cardinals posted a 1-9 record and only twice in the previous ten seasons had the Cardinals posted a winning record, but that didn’t deter Lock when he took the job. SISD has made investments in upgraded facilities, and when Coach Lock arrived, he simplified the offense and that’s paid off with more consistency as the Cardinals have made the playoffs twice in his three seasons. Even in 2015, when his team stumbled to a 3-7 mark due to injuries, Southside was right in the mix in four of their defeats. On the surface, one wouldn’t think the job Lock is doing is all that special at Southside, but when you peel back the layers it’s easy to see why it’s one of the more underrated performances in Class 5A.
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