Coach Pacheco enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Lady Texans. Pacheco comes to South Plains after a year stint as the head boy's basketball coach at Genoa Central High School in Texarkana, Arkansas. Prior to his arrival in Genoa, Pacheco served as the head women's basketball coach at Southern Arkansas University for three years. In his first season at SAU, Pacheco was named the Great American Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Muleriders to 19 wins and an appearance in the GAC Tournament semifinals.
"Coach Petree was the Coach of the Year last season and had a fantastic season, so when the call came it was a very easy decision for me and my family to take the opportunity and join the program," Pacheco said. "I think with my experience in coaching college basketball combined with my experience overseas, I can bring a lot to the table and can really help out on the recruiting end and internationally."
Pacheco's 19 wins in his first year set a program record in the NCAA Div. II era, guiding the Lady Muleriders to their first postseason win since the 2007 season. Pacheco coached a trio of All-GAC performers as well as the conference Newcomer of the Year. Prior to his time at SAU, Pacheco served as an assistant coach at Arkansas Tech University from 2007-2014 and was the head boy's basketball coach at the Basketball Association of Itajai Valley in Santa Catarina, Brazil from 2005-2007.
Pacheco holds a bachelors degree in physical education from Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a masters degree in secondary education from Arkansas Tech University. Pacheco is married to Christine, and are the proud parents of Gillyan (14) and Isabella (7).