Jacksonville head girls basketball coach Lynn Nabi achieved a notable coaching fete on December 26 when his Fightin' Maidens topped Frisco Heritage, 56-21, in the Dallas Independent School District Invitational.
The victory was number 300 for Nabi, who has averaged 17.7 wins a season as a head coach.
“I am thankful (for) all the players that I have coached over my career,” Nabi said. “I am thankful to the Jacksonville Independent School District for the opportunity to coach and to lead this program … but most of all I am thankful to God for the opportunities He has provided me over the years.”
Nabi's first gig as a head coach was in the 1992-93 season when he was hired to coach the varsity boys at Fairfield High School.
He coached the Eagles for six seasons, which was highlighted by a 26-win campaign in his second season at Fairfield.
After a stint as an assistant basketball coach at Rockwall High School, Nabi was handed the reins of boy's program at Rockwall in 2005.
Following a pair of 20-plus wins seasons at Rockwall, Nabi switched gears and began coaching womens basketball at the collegiate level where he headed up the Jacksonville College program for six seasons.
His 2008-09 Lady Jaguar squad produced 20 wins.
After working as athletic director at Jacksonville College for four years, Nabi dusted off his coaches whistle and took over the Fightin' Maiden program just in time for the 2017-18 season.
The Fightin' Maidens won 29 games last season, the most victories of any Nabi-coached team.
The fiery court general said that the golf courses can wait and that he has no intention to ride off in the sunset anytime soon.
“I am looking forward to many more years of coaching, (because) I am not done teaching this wonderful game,” he said.