Manor boys basketball team in UIL state tournament for first time

The Manor High School boys basketball team is headed to the UIL state tournament for the first time in program history and the Mustangs are led by a hard working, former Manor standout.

Boys head basketball coach Anthony Swain almost wasn't going to coach the team again this year.

"I've always coached football and basketball since I've been here. I really didn't want to take on that load to do football and basketball again because of my family. It takes a lot of time away from my family," Swain says.

"My wife told me she knew the boys needed me. So ultimately, I put the kids ahead of what I had going on at home. My wife supported it. That's when I ended up taking the job," Swain adds.

So far it's been a great decision it seems as Swain has Manor in the Class 5A state semifinals.

One of the main reasons Manor is in the state tournament for the first time is the addition of junior guard Jamal Shead. 

Shead is one of the state's top guards and transferred from Connally which was the team Manor beat to advance to the final four.

Swain was an all state basketball player at Manor rought 15 years ago.

28-10 Manor meets #2 ranked Mansfield Timberview on 3/7 at the Alamodome at 7 p.m.