Edward Ybarra ‘83 Named as the full-time Head Basketball Coach at Central Catholic

January 3, 2023

We are happy to announce that Edward Ybarra ‘83 will be named as the full-time Head Basketball Coach at Central Catholic High School. Since the summer of 2022, Ybarra has been serving as interim head coach. This marks his return to head coaching duties after a 14-year absence to serve as an administrator for Central Catholic High School.

During his previous 13-year run as Button Head Basketball Coach, Ybarra amassed an impressive 230 wins with 6 district titles, 6 regional championships, 6 TAPPS State Final Four Championship appearances, and 1 TAPPS State Championship victory in 1998.

Currently, the Button Basketball team has a 15-3 record and has been ranked in the top 5 in various polls all season. 

“Coach Ybarra’s return to the court as our head basketball coach is a powerful testament to his passion for Central’s Marianist Catholic identity & mission and his determination to build a program rooted in excellence to grow the impact this program has on our student-athletes,” says Jason Longoria ‘96, President of Central Catholic High School.

Edward Ybarra expresses his thoughts by saying, “I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to return to something that is very dear to my heart, a true passion, and deeply rooted in our school’s culture, the Central Catholic Basketball program.”


With this transition to Head Basketball Coach, Ybarra will become the school’s first Executive Athletic Director with strategic oversight of all athletic programs, Coach and Player Development programs, fundraising initiatives, and support of the Athletic Director. He will remain on the School’s Senior Leadership Team and will resign his title of Vice President for Student Development. 

Central Catholic Buttons Basketball opens TAPPS 6A District play on January 11 vs Antonian at 7 pm at Alamo Convocation Center.