STANTON - Stanton ISD didn’t have to look very far to find its next high school boys’ basketball coach.
Jordan Ashmore, who assisted his father Junior Ashmore with the Stanton girls’ program last season, has been tabbed as the Buffaloes’ new head coach.
He takes over for Joshua Tally, who resigned to take a position in Wink.
“It’s been exciting moving from Monahans to here,” Jordan Ashmore said. “After coaching on the girls’ side last year, it’s nice to get back to the boys’ side.
“Hopefully we can help take the program a step further than it already is.”
Prior to coming to Stanton, Jordan Ashmore spent six years at Monahans, two as the boys’ head coach, where he compiled a 37-27 overall record.
Monahans won the district championship his first season as the head coach in 2017-2018, and reached the third round of the high school basketball playoffs.
The Lobos made it to the second round the following season.
He joined his father and sister, Morgan Ashmore, at Stanton in 2019, assisting with the girls’ program as well as coaching football and track.
Working under his father is something Ashmore said helped him develop his coaching skills even further.
One thing in particular made a lasting impression.
“Attention to detail,” Ashmore said. “He’s the most detail-oriented coach I have been around. It’s just something you can never get enough of.”
Ashmore also played all four years of high school basketball with Junior Ashmore as his coach at Spearman.
He averaged 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists his senior season, as the Lynx went 27-5, reaching the Regional Quarterfinals.
Ashmore earned first team all-state honors, as well as being named to the THSCA and TABC All-Star teams.
He attended West Texas A&M on a basketball scholarship.