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Iris G. Iglesias

Inducted: 2012

Best Known For: Coaching Basketball & Softball

Hometown: Mission, Texas

HS: Mission High

College: Pan American University

High School Coach: Mission High


Iris Iglesias of Mission has been a multi-sport coach at Mission High for the past 34 years and passed the 500 victory plateau during the 2011-12 season.

Iglesias played on the volleyball team as a student and was named to the volleyball all-district team her four varsity years and graduating in 1973. She attended Pan American University and played volleyball and softball until 1975. She left the valley for 5 years and returned to graduate from PAU and returned to her high school Alma Mater.

After six years as an assistant coach, she began her head coaching career in 1986 with the Lady Eagle basketball team. She posted a 157-97 record in eight years. In 1995 Iglesias introduced softball to Mission High and has been there ever since. In her 19 seasons, she has posted a 317-164 career record, including 5 district championships, 9 bi-district championships and 3 area championships. Her 1996 team reached the regional quarterfinals and her 2000 squad advanced to the sweet 16.

Iglesias has been named District Coach of the Year five times. Valley Coach of the Year three times – once in basketball in 1991 and twice in Softball in 1996 and 1998. Several of her softball players have gone on to receive college scholarships and three have become head coaches at softball programs in the Rio Grande Valley.