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He’s directing Aldine High this fall as his budding career begins.

“I am here to change attitudes and create a safe environment to learn basketball,” he said. “I will present a winning method that I have learned from so many mentors that I have coached and learned from.”

This list is insane. His father Andre Boutte Jr., is a living legend of the State of Texas and is a member of the Hall of Fame. He won State titles at Port Arthur-Lincoln and Beaumont Ozen. He is now a coach at West Brook.

“My dad ruled one of the greatest dynasties in high school basketball history at 3443 Fannett Road,” Anthony said. “You can change the name of the school, the mascot or the colors, but it is the address of a dynasty. He’s the only coach to put two players in the NBA right out of high school, not to mention the state titles he’s won. “

His grandfather is the legendary Walter Yates, who led Jefferson Davis, Madison and Kashmere during his career. Yates is also a Hall of Famer with just under 1,000 wins.

“I was born to train,” laughs Boutte, 33. “I have considered myself as a head coach since I was 10 years old. I was told that I was too young or not yet ready. I trained for the best, I got my Masters, I ‘ I was patient and just bided my time I appreciate Dr Thompson (Aldine ISD AD) for giving me the opportunity and I’m good to go.

Boutte has also coached with Texas High School basketball training mainstays Terrell Henderson (Port Arthur-Lincoln), David Peavy (Dekaney, Duncanville), Chris Dyer (Desoto) and David Green and Sam Benitez (North Shore ) to name a few.

“You really can’t put all the great players and coaches I’ve learned over the years on a CV,” he said. “I applied for 80 jobs over the past 11 years, but obviously God has something to do with me being here at Aldine. I just needed an opportunity, and we’ll have to reckon with us in coming years.”

He played for his father in Ozen, and while starting college for two years, he was 58-3. He basically grew up with NBA player and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins literally living in his house. After high school, Boutte became Stephen F. Austin’s starting quarterback. Yes, football.

“We are going to be well trained and prepared,” he said. “We’re going to go out there and compete and who knows what will happen in the first year? One thing’s for sure, we’ll be dressed well.”

His father and grandfather were also legendary dressers as they walked the sideline.

Boutte hired two young assistants in Melvin Johnson III, who just finished his international professional basketball career, and Brandon Etienne, who played at North Shore and Texas A&M-Kingsville.

“We’re young and know what a basketball win in Texas looks like,” he said.


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