Luis  Alamia, Jr.

Roy Garcia

Inducted: 1993

Best Known For: Basketball (player & coach)

Hometown: Los Fresnos, TX

HS: Los Fresnos High School

High School Coach: Mission High & San Benito High


His name is synonymous with Valley basketball and winning, and he shows no signs of slowing up.

Roy Garcia rose from the migrant labor fields of Los Fresnos to become an elite three-sport athlete, earning All-American hoops honors in 1961 and also quarterbacking the Falcon football team.

Then he embarked on a coaching and athletic director career that is legendary; Garcia spent 28 years as the leader of the Mission Eagles, then got win No. 600 in 2007, coaching San Benito against his alma mater, Los Fresnos.

Garcia, a battler who gives no quarter and asks none, has a hard-charging style that has always endeared him to loyal players. He has won a dozen district titles in his career and in 2008, led San Benito to its first playoffs trip in 46 years before taking over new school P-SJ-A Southwest in 2010, with 660 wins and counting.