People, Places and Things – September 2022
Longtime TABC member and former Livingston boys’ basketball coach Calvin Phillips passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He is a native of West Columbia graduating in 1972 and earned his BS in Education at Eastern New Mexico University where he also served as a gradu-ate assistant. Other coaching stops included Cleveland HS, where he was assistant to Hall of Fame coach Davy David, Wharton, Columbia, Stafford, Angleton, Dickinson and Brazosport. He is stepfather to Univer-sity of Texas associate head coach Rodney Terry and will be missed by his family and all those who worked with him through the years.
Juventino “JB” Gonzalez celebrated his 87th birthday on September 1, 2022. From 1970 until 1994 JB was the head boys’ basketball coach at Hebronville where he had the opportunity to coach his son Danny. In 1984 at the Premont tournament Danny had a rare quadruple double with 39 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and 11 steals. In addition to his basketball coaching career JB was a state champion tennis coach after star-ring in college at St Mary’s University where he was conference champion for three years in both singles and doubles.