Cornerstone Christian hires new boys basketball coach


    Casey Barksdale formerly coached at St. Anthony and is now the boys basketball coach at Cornerstone Christian.

    SAN ANTONIO - Casey Barksdale confirmed to us he has been hired as the new boys basketball coach at Cornerstone Christian School.

    Barksdale has previous experience coaching high school basketball in San Antonio.

    During the 2016-17 season, he was the interim coach at St. Anthony after Jeff Merritt departed unexpectedly in late November. TAPPS ruled Charles Bassey and several of his international teammates were ineligible. Merritt played Bassey anyway and was promptly fired. St. Anthony then withdrew from TAPPS and joined TCAL. The international players were eligible under TCAL rules, and Barksdale coached the team for the rest of the season.

    Barksdale replaces Andrew Baker, who was Cornerstone’s head coach for the past six years. His wife, Cori Baker, has been Cornerstone’s cross country coach the past six years too.

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