San Saba hires girls basketball coach Jost with 420 career wins

Charles Bryce
San Angelo Standard-Times
Chris Jost has been named the new San Saba High School girls basketball coach. He spent the past four seasons rebuilding the program at Class 6A Del Rio.

Former Del Rio head girls basketball coach Chris Jost has been hired as the new coach for the San Saba High School Lady Dillos, athletic director Andreas Aguirre announced Monday afternoon.

Jost has 20 years of experience as a head basketball coach and eight years of experience as a girls athletic coordinator.

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"He will be great for our kids and our community," said Aguirre, who is also San Saba's head football coach.

Over the past two decades, Jost has strung together 420 career wins, including six district championships, and appearances in 11 area playoff games, six regional quarterfinals, two regional finals and a state semifinal appearance in 2017.

Jost replaces longtime San Saba head coach Alicia Cummings, who accepted an offer to take over at District 29-2A rival Mason.

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In 10 years at San Saba, Cummings went 269-70 and she led the Lady Dillos to the Region IV-2A finals the last five seasons. This past season, San Saba finished 26-2 and Cummings was selected as the All-West Texas Coach of the Year.

Jost, who will also serve as San Saba's girls athletics coordinator, worked to rebuild the Class 6A Del Rio program the past four years.

Prior to that, he guided Goliad, a 3A program, to its first regional tournament appearance in 35 years. The Lady Tigers reached the state semifinals for the first time in program history in 2017.

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Jost has been a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Camp of Champ counselor, coach, girls director and executive coordinator. 

In 2019, he was a coach for the West Texas Basketball Coaches Association all-star game.

Charles Bryce is a journalist covering sports in West Texas. Send him a news tip at cbryce@gannett.com. Consider supporting West Texas journalism with a subscription to GoSanAngelo.com.