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Anthony Byrd, Sr. is entering his fourth season as the Boy’s Varsity Head Basketball Coach at James Irwin Charter High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In Byrd’s previous two seasons, he helped guide the Jaguars to seasons at .600 or better. In the first season, the Jags were 11-3 In League, winning the Tri-Peak East Championship with a 14-8 overall record.  In his second season, went 10-4 in league, taking 3rd place and 14-9 overall. Byrd also was named Tri-Peaks East Coach of the Year in 2013, his first year coaching.
Byrd began his collegiate career as a shooting guard at San Francisco Community College in San Francisco, California. He helped lead the team to the Regional playoffs in 1994 and 1995. In 1996, he transferred to Colorado State University in Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) and helped lead the Thunderwolves to their first-ever RMAC National Tournament appearance in 1997. Byrd was named to the RMAC West division first team in 1997 and 1998, and he was also picked as Preseason All American both seasons.

Originally from Oakland, California, Byrd started his prep career playing basketball at McClymonds High School in Oakland, California. Slashing and driving his way to a 22 point per game average, Byrd was the leading scorer on the highest scoring team in the Bay Area. As a 6’3″ senior, Byrd, a force from the perimeter and off the dribble, helped lead the Warriors to an almost perfect 26-1 record before being upset by De La Salle in the Northern California finals.

Byrd and his wife, LaKisha, are the proud parents of one son, Anthony Jr. affectionately known as AJ, and one daughter, Ramiyah.

Boys Basketball              
Date Day H/A Opponent Site C JV Varsity Leave
11/11/16 Friday H Tryouts Begin JI Field House TBA TBA TBA  
12/2/16 Friday H Thomas MacLaren JI Tip Off Tournament 5:00 MS 8:00 HS
12/3/16 Saturday H Ellicott JI Tip Off Tournament   2:30 5:30  
12/8/16 Thursday A Discovery Canyon Discovery Canyon 3:30 5:00 6:30 2:30
12/10/16 Saturday A Kent Denver Kent Denver HS 1:00 2:30 4:00 10:30
12/17/16 Saturday H Denver Science & Tech – Green Valley Ranch JI Field House   12:30 2:00  
12/20/16 Tuesday A Alameda HS Denver West Tournament 6:00 TBD
12/21/16 Wednesday A Denver West HS Denver West Tournament 7:30 TBD
12/22/16 Thursday A Pueblo Centennial Denver West Tournament 6:00 TBD
1/6/17 Friday A Buena Vista* Buena Vista HS 4:00 5:30 7:00 12:45
1/7/17 Saturday A Rye* Rye HS 12:30 11:00 2:00 8:45
1/11/17 Wednesday H DSST – Green Valley Ranch JI Field House   5:30 7:00  
1/13/17 Friday H CSCS* JI Field House & MS Gym 5:30 MS 4:00 HS 7:00 HS  
1/17/17 Tuesday H La Junta JI Field House & MS Gym 6:00 MS 4:00 HS 7:00 HS  
1/21/17 Saturday H Salida* JI Field House & MS Gym 11:30 1:00 4:00  
1/27/17 Friday H Vanguard* JI Field House & MS Gym 5:30 MS 4:00 HS 7:00 HS  
1/28/17 Saturday A Trinidad* Trinidad HS 12:30 MS 11:00 2:00 8:00
2/1/17 Wednesday A Florence Florence HS 4:15 5:45 7:15 2:45
2/3/17 Friday H St. Mary’s JI Field House & MS Gym 5:30 MS 4:00 HS 7:00 HS  
2/10/17 Friday A Lamar* Lamar Comm Ctr 4:00 HS 4:00
Comm Ctr
7:00 Comm Ctr 12:00
2/14/17 Tuesday A Manitou Springs* Manitou Springs HS 4:00 5:30 7:00 3:00
2/18/17 Saturday TBD Pig Tail games TBD TBD
2/22/17 Wednesday TBD 1st Round – Districts TBD     TBD  
2/24/17 Friday A District Semifinals TBD TBD
2/25/17 Saturday A District Finals TBD     TBD  
3/3-11/17 A Qtrs/Semis/Finals – State TBD     TBD  

* – Tri-Peaks League game