Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Long-time HS hoops coach thinks state tourney going to San Antonio
The University Interscholastic League recently revealed that it is considering moving the boys and girls state basketball tournaments from Austin, where they have been held on the University of Texas' campus since 1921, to different cities because the events coincide with the ever-growing South By Southwest Music Festival in March, causing concerns about hotel availability and rising hotel prices.
UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison listed four venues with 15,000-seat-or-more capacity – Dallas' American Airlines Center, Houston’s Toyota Center and San Antonio’s Alamodome and AT&T Center – that are currently being considered.
According to a report on mysanantonio.com, a long-time high school coach in San Antonio says he thinks the tournament is coming to the "Alamo City."
“San Antonio actually put out, the Alamodome put out, the best (proposal),” Charlie Boggess, a coach for 33 years at SA Alamo Heights who now coaches at Antonian (a private school) and is a past president of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, told the San Antonio Express-News.
“I was sitting right there and heard what they (UIL representatives) said. It just seems to me that San Antonio is in the best position to accommodate everything that we need. And it sounds like the scheduling would be not a problem. And they (the city of San Antonio and the Alamodome) want us. So in my opinion I think it’s coming here.”