Canyon High School will host its annual Hall of Fame induction Friday at 10 am in the CHS gymnasium. Inductees include, Coach Joe Lombard and Canyon teacher, Sheila Evans.
Lombard began his Canyon High School career in 1985 as the head girls basketball coach and since then he has won nine state championships. In 2003, Lombard coached the only Texas girls team to have won the USA Today National Championship. Lombard has been named Texas High School Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) and the Texas Girls Coaches Associations (TGCA) several times and was named the National Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2011. His career basketball coaching record is 1158 and 109 through 2013. He holds the UIL record of fifteen basketball state championships, and he has coached four undefeated teams in his career. Lombard has been inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame and the Texas Girls Coaching Association Hall of Fame. He received the UIL Excellence Award in 2003 and was honored by Wayland Baptist with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Harley Redin Coaching Award.
Sheila Evans began her teacher career in 1980 after she graduated from Texas Tech. She is known as Senora Evans by her students. During her 32 years at Canyon High School, Evans has been a class sponsor, a cheerleader sponsor, an English teacher, a Spanish teacher, and a big supporter of the Canyon Eagles. CISD reresentatives say Evans has been a great example to her students, many of whom have followed in her footsteps as an educator.