Anthony Byrd, Sr. is entering his second season as the Girls Varsity Head Basketball Coach at James Irwin Charter High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado and his 6th season with James Irwin overall. In Byrd’s first season, he helped guide the Jaguars to a 7-12 record.
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.