ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE PHONE CALL.
"I think he heard my name around basketball circles and talked about what he was building at St. Pius X and if I was interested?" Mouton said. "He is building a winning culture and I want to be a part of it."
Mouton's name is legendary around Texas Longhorn basketball circles. He was an integral part of the 2003 Longhorn Final Four team, the only one in school history.
"It was special," Mouton said looking at his Final Four ring. "We had a collective group of young men with the same goal in mind – winning a National Championship."
The second-year head coach is trying to convey the life lessons he learned while playing at Texas to his Panther program.
"What I try and share with my guys is the sense of family it takes to be successful," he said. "A true sense of team and having each other's backs is so important. In addition, you have to put the work in every day. There are no shortcuts if you want to be great.