Canyon High School held their annual Hall of Fame induction on Friday, October 18th. This years inductees are Joe Lombard and Shelia Evans.
Coach Joe Lombard began his Canyon High School career in 1985 as the head girls' basketball coach and since then he has won nine state championships. In 2003, Lombard took the only Texas girls' team to have won the USA Today legendary National Championship. Lombard has been named Texas High School Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) and the Texas Girls Coaches Associations (TGCA) many times and was named the National Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2011.
His career basketball coaching record is 1158 and 109 through 2013. He holds the UIL record of fifteen basketball state championships, and he has coached four undefeated teams in his career. Coach Lombard has been inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame and the Texas Girls' Coaching Association Hall of Fame. He received the UIL Excellence Award in 2003 and was honored by Wayland with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Harley Redin Coaching Award.
Sheila Evans began her teacher career in 1980 after she graduated from Texas Tech. She is known as Senora Evans by her current students and by her students 30 years ago. During Senora Evans' 32 years at Canyon High School, she has been a class sponsor, a cheerleader sponsor, an English teacher, a Spanish teacher, and the greatest supporter of the Canyon Eagles.
Sheila Evans has a passion for reaching her students, which includes giving them a Spanish name that she carries out through their whole high school career. Senora Evans has been a great example to her students, which many have followed in her footsteps as an educator.