Clear Lake Falconhoops: HERITAGE

Clear Lake Basketball Heritage



Clear Lake High School is home to legendary coach Bill Krueger who retired in 1996 as the "winningest" high school basketball coach in the nation. In addition, Clear Lake's second head coach, Lynn McDonald, was generally acknowledged as one of the top 5A coaches in the state and was selected as the most outstanding 5A coach in Texas in 2007 from over 230 5A coaches. Coach McDonald's teams made it to the playoffs every year he was the head coach (13 consecutive years).

See the "Coach Profiles" Page on the menu above for more on these outstanding coaches. 

The Tradition Continues
Clear Lake's current head coach, Tommy Penders, is a third generation basketball coach with success reaching back to the four state championships his grandfather won (not in Texas). Tommy came to us in 2009 from Angleton High School where he took his team to the State Tournament in 2006. 

In 2015 Tommy and his staff took Clear Lake all the way to the 6A state finals where Clear Lake lost by 2 at the buzzer in one of the greatest games in state tournament history.  Tommy received the honor of being selected the 2015 Texas State Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools.