Posted: 1:02 pm Friday, February 26th, 2010

Carlos Palacio steps down as Lake Worth Christian girls basketball coach 

By Post Staff

Carlos Palacio has stepped down as girls basketball coach at Lake Worth Christian, according to athletic director Jim Harwood. Palacio led the Defenders to the Class 1A state title last season, which was the school’s first championship in any sport, and also was named the Class 1A coach of the year. Harwood said Palacio had to devote more time to his landscaping business and he is expecting his second child. Palacio spent one season as the boys junior varsity coach at Lake Worth Christian before coaching the girls varsity team for five seasons.

Palacio’s assistant, Bill Harwood (no relation to Jim) will take over the program.

“We are very grateful for his contributions to the school and for helping to bring us our first state championship,” Jim Harwood said. “He is leaving on excellent terms.”