Harmatuks love basketball

John Harmatuk playing basketball for Klein High School 1990.

The Houston Chronicle looks at the impact families are having on Houston basketball. Klein High’s Harmatuk family is mentioned:

Another of those families, the Harmatuks, also is making an impact in northwest Houston.

John Harmatuk, boys coach at Cypress Springs, is in his 11th year with the Panthers. His younger brother, Scott, is in his first year as Klein Collins boys coach.

But they are just two of five boys in their family who have been involved in basketball. John, Scott and their three brothers played basketball at Klein High School and wore No. 22. Four of them went on to play college basketball.

Their father, also named John Harmatuk, coached in the summer basketball circuit for 10 years. With their family, it’s all ball all the time.

“Pretty much all that we did as a family was centered around basketball,” said the younger John. “The only times during family gatherings when we weren’t talking or arguing about basketball was when people made us stop.”

John and Margaret should be proud of their boys!

Rest in Peace Chris Allison

Chris Allison

My brother, Matt, called me this morning and told about the passing of Chris Allison (KHS 1990). Chris and Matt were part of the soccer team at Klein. Chris battled cancer for 20 months.

My condolences to go out to the Allison family. May you find comfort in our Lord God and Savior.


Richard Galvan

Big and Rich

Originally uploaded by ecrosstexas.

Richard is in town to do host a Flash seminar tomorrow at the Lakewood Theater. He was able to spend the evening with us tonight.

Rich, it was great seeing you. Thanks for letting Emma learn so much about Lightoom and photography. I think Santa is going to need to get her her own D50!