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Head Coach Alan Thorpe

  • Alan Thorpe became the head coach for Granbury High School girls basketball in May 2019. 

    With 32 years in education and 27 years as a head girls basketball coach, Thorpe previously was the head basketball coach in Stephenville.  He compiled an overall record of 427-218 with the Honeybees and amassed 535 girls basketball victories over his career. 

    The new Granbury coach started his career at Blanton Elementary School in 1987 as a full-time physical teacher in Odessa.  He began coaching in 1988 at Ector Junior High School, where he worked for four years with the football, basketball, and track programs. Thorpe moved to Lamesa in 1992 as the varsity girls basketball coach while also leading the cross country team as well as junior varsity boys track. 

    Thorpe first taught and coached Stephenville from 1996-2004, when the Honeybees had regular appearances in regional and area playoffs.  He also served as head girls golf coach.  Thorpe spent two years each at Burnet High School and Northwest High School before returning to Stephenville in 2008.

    A native of Odessa, Thorpe graduated from Permian High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in health from Liberty University in 1987. 

Varsity Assistant Coach Kristin Murray

  • Kristin Murray is in her 14th year of education. She started her career in Rosebud-Lott, Texas teaching physical education and health while coaching volleyball and basketball at the middle school. In 2008, she moved to Wyle, Texas and taught at Burnett Jr. High coaching volleyball, basketball, and track. In 2009, Coach Murray joined Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD teaching health and physical education at Prairie Vista Middle School and coaching volleyball, basketball, and track. After 8 years, she was promoted to teach special education social studies at Saginaw High School coaching junior varsity volleyball, freshman basketball, and track. From 2016-2019, she was the girls’ basketball varsity assistant. Kristin now joins Granbury ISD as the girls’ varsity basketball assistant and freshman volleyball coach at Granbury High School.

Junior Varsity Coach Alex Albro

  • Alex Albro is in his third year at Granbury High School, where he teaches science and coaches both basketball and volleyball.  Albro grew up in Kennedale and later moved to Glen Rose, where he graduated from high school. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees with a kinesiology, all-level teaching, and health promotion/fitness from Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned a number of basketball accolades in high school and college.  Albro taught in Lufkin before moving to Granbury. His fuel for success in the classroom and on the court continues to be the passion that guides him.