Glen Rose ISD is excited to announce the hiring of Jake Bell as the Head Basketball Coach of the Glen Rose Runnin’ Tigers. Coach Bell has a career record of 208-38 as a head basketball coach. His 2019-2020 Martin’s Mill team has a record of 39-0 and were Co-State Champions (due to COVID-19 state tournament cancellation) and ranked #1 in the state. In 2018-2019, he led Martin’s Mill to the State Semi-Finals with a 37-3 record and a #3 state ranking. From 2015-2018, Coach Bell led the Mustangs to 2 Regional Tournaments and 1 Area Finals. Prior to Martin’s Mill, he was Head Coach at Ector High School where he took over a program that had 3 wins the previous year and won 20 regular season games in 2015. As Head Coach at Crowell HS in 2012-2013, his team compiled a 27-6 record and a Regional Semi-final appearance.
Coach Bell has been named the District Coach of the Year 5 times and was named the Tyler Sportswriters East Texas Coach of the Year in 2019-2020. His teams have won the TABC 3-point champions in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
He is a Brock HS graduate where he was a 2-time All-State Basketball player while playing for his father Jeff Bell. He was also named District Offensive MVP, District MVP, and won the TABC Texas 3 point Champion for classes 1-4A.
Coach Bell was a member of the 2009 Mary Hardin Baylor recruiting class. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education from Abilene Christian University, Master of Education from Lamar University and will complete his Doctorate of Education in August 2020.
Coach Bell and his wife Amanda are expecting their first child this fall. Please welcome Coach Jake Bell to Glen Rose ISD!