Texas High School Football Coaching Changes

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Class 6A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Aldine0-10James Kowalewski Hank SemlerKowalewski resigns after two years and a 2-18 record to take a position outside of coaching. DL Coach Hank Semler promoted to HFC. Semler has previous HC experience at North Forney where he was 2-9 in his only season.
Beaumont West Brook11-2Kevin FlaniganEric PeeveyFlanigan departs West Brook after five years and a 32-23 record to take over at Class 5A Tomball. DC Eric Peevey promoted to HFC on February 17.
Belton8-4Bob ShipleySam SkidmoreShipley announced his retirement on January 6; he spent 32 years as a coach including 17 as a HC at Rotan, Burnet, Coppell, Brownwood and Belton. He posted a 145-62 record as a HC including 2 trips to the state title game at Burnet in 2002 and 2003. DC Skidmore officially promoted to HFC on January 23.
Cedar Hill11-3Joey McGuireCarlos LynnMcGuire ends a wildly successful run at Cedar Hill to join the staff at Baylor. Before McGuire took over in 2002, Cedar Hill had never won a playoff game in school history. After 14 years he leaves CHHS with 3 state titles, another title game appearance and a 141-42 record. Arlington Seguin's Lynn brought in on January 23, Lynn spent 9 years at Seguin, he was the DC on Cedar Hill's first state title team in 2006.
Cibolo Steele14-2Scott LehnhoffDavid SaenzLehnhoff is promoted to SCUCISD Athletic Director after four wildly successful years at Steele where he posted a 52-8 record including two semi-final trips and a trip to the title game in 2016. SCUCISD promotes DC Saenz to HFC at Steele on February 16.
Cypress Falls2-8Kirk EatonChris BristerEaton is promoted to Cy Fair ISD assistant AD after six years leading Cy Falls; he posted a 36-30 mark as a HFC. DC Chris Brister hired on February 23.
Edinburg Vela9-2Michael SalinasJohn CampbellSalinas, the only coach Vela HS has known leaves to take over at Weslaco. He was 36-20 in five years at VHS including 31-5 the past three years. ECISD hires former SA Madison and SA Brandeis HC Campbell on April 19.
Flower Mound Marcus5-5Gerry StanfordKevin AtkinsonStanford departs Marcus after three years and a 20-12 record to take over at Class 5A Texarkana Texas High. LISD hires Denton HC Kevin Atkinson as HC on April 10.
Houston King1-9Don PriceDerek FitzhenryPrice is out after 5 years at CE King he posted a 26-28 record. In 2014-2015 King was 19-5, but they struggled in their first year at the 6A level winning just one game. King hires North Shore assistant HC Fitzhenry on February 7, Fitzhenry has previous HC experience at Giddings and Longview Pine Tree.
Houston Sam Houston1-9Mike WatkinsBlake BesselmanWatkins resigns after one year, Sam Houston will be on their 5th head coach in five years. Fulshear assistant Besselman tabbled to lead the Tigers.
Houston Strake Jesuit5-5James ClancyMark ModesteClancy departs Strake after five years and a 19-34 record to take over at Klein Cain. Clancy was the OC at Klein Oak prior to taking the Strake Jesuit post in 2012. Modeste, an assistant from California hired to lead the Crusaders just before spring break.
Katy Morton Ranch5-6Dave MeadowsRon CounterMeadows after a 40 year career as a HC in TX, KS and OK announced his retirement. Meadows was 36-49 in eight years at MRHS. Former Stafford HC Ron Counter hired by KISD on January 17.
Katy Tompkins2-8Tony TademyTodd McVeyTademy departs Katy Tompkins, he was the only HC the school has known and posted a 5-25 mark in three varsity seasons. Katy ISD moves assistant AD Todd McVey to Tompkins on February 27.
Killeen Shoemaker0-10Johnnie FairToby ForemanAfter one year Killeen Shoemaker and Fair part ways, Shoemaker will have their third HC in three years in 2017. SHS hires Beaumont Central HC Toby Foreman on February 15.
Klein Oak7-4David SmithJason GlennSmith resigned on Nov. 28 after a lengthy tenure at Klein Oak; he took the Panthers to the State Quarter-Final round twice. DC Jason Glenn, a former NFL player and Texas A&M great hired on February 1. Glenn was previously HC at Houston Chavez for one season.
Kyle Lehman3-7Todd RaymondN/ARaymond steps down at Lehman to become the AD for Pflugerville ISD.
Laredo LBJ1-9Oki VillasenorAlfonso CalderonA veteran of South Texas coaching, Villasenor resigns his post at LBJ after nine years and a 30-61 record. LBJ brings Calderon out of the United ISD athletic director's office to take over. Calderon was the assistant AD in United ISD last year.
Lewisville3-7Gregg MillerMichael OdleMiller resigns after five years and a 15-35 record, he will join the staff at Texarkana Texas High. LHS brings in Hebron OC and former Lewisville state champion QB Odle on April 10.
Mesquite3-7Robbie RobinsonJeff FleenerRobinson announced his retirement on January 13, a Mesquite High alum Robinson had been at MHS since 1989 and spent the last nine years as HC posting a 40-56 record. His best years were 2011 when MHS went 7-6 and 2012 when the Skeeters were 11-1. Mesquite brings in San Antonio Brandeis HC Jeff Fleener on February 13.
Midland9-3Craig YenzerTim AnuszkiewiczYenzer retires after 15 years at Midland High he led the Bulldogs to the state title game in 2002, he was also HC at Hereford from 1992-2001, leading HHS to the state title game in 1999. Yenzer was 103-70 in his 15 years at Midland High. MISD promotes DC Anuszkiewicz to HFC on February 22, he has prior HC experience at Borger.
PSJA3-7Steve MarroquinLupe RodriguezMarroquin posted a 16-25 record in his four seasons at the helm, he led the Bears to one playoff appearance in 2014. PSJA hires Mission Vets OC Lupe Rodriguez on December 19.
PSJA Southwest4-6Jesus ReyesMike EvansReyes, the only coach Southwest has known resigned shortly after the 2016 season. In five years starting the Southwest program he posted a 16-34 record. Brownsville Vets DC Mike Evans hired on December 19.
Round Rock Cedar Ridge11-1Shawn BellSam RobinsonBell leaves Cedar Ridge after one very successful season to take a job on the new Baylor coaching staff. Cedar Ridge promotes DC Sam Robinson on Febrary 6, Robinson has prior HC experience at Class 3A Slaton.
San Antonio Brandeis7-4Jeff FleenerDavid BranscomFleener returns to DFW after a two year stint in his hometown to take over at Mesquite High. Fleener was 14-9 in two years leading the Broncos. NISD promoted DC David Branscom to HFC on March 10.
San Antonio Holmes5-5Eddie SalasJuan MoralesSalas departs Holmes after four years and a 9-31 record. After two winless seasons Salas saw HHS improve to 4-6 and 5-5 in 2015-2016. Holmes hires Highlands HC Juan Morales on January 19.
San Antonio Madison4-7John CampbellBlaine PedersonMadison will be on their fourth HC in the past five seasons as Campbell resigns after just one season. NEISD stays inside with the hire as they move Johnson DC Pederson over to Madison.
San Antonio Reagan9-2David WetzelLyndon HamiltonWetzel leaves Reagan after 13 years to join the football ops staff at Baylor, he had a 115-42 record at RHS, he also was HC at Killeen from 2000-2003. Reagan promotes DC Lyndon Hamilton on January 9.
Spring9-3Sam ParkerTrent MillerParker, who took over at Spring High at the age of 29 departs after seven years and a 41-38 record, however SHS was 30-9 the past three years. OC Trent Miller promoted to HFC on March 1.
The Woodlands College Park1-9Richard CarsonLonnie MadisonCarson, the only HC College Park has ever known announced his retirement on January 11. Carson spent 11 years at CPHS posting a 46-66 record and overall as a HC he was 110-80 as he had several successful years at Aldine Eisenhower. Klein Collins DC Madison hired to lead CPHS.
Weatherford2-8Weldon NelmsBilly MathisNelms retires after an impressive 30 year run as a HFC and two state titles at Wimberley. Weatherford brings in Aledo DC Billy Mathis for his first ever HC position on January 28.
Weslaco5-5Tony VillarealMichael SalinasVillareal was reassigned after 12 years at Weslaco, he has an all time record of 197-107-4 in head coaching stints at Port Isabel, PSJA North, Brownsville Hanna and Weslaco. WISD hires Edinburg Vela HC Salinas on March 9.
Wolfforth Frenship5-6Brad DavisJay NorthcuttIn a surprise move Davis resigns after 11 years and a 102-34 record on the High Plains. Plainview native and former Sachse OC Northcutt hired for his first HC position on January 16.

Class 5A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Alice7-3Justen EvansKyle AtwoodEvans departs Alice after one year to return to Corpus Christi where he will be HC at Miller. Alice will be on their third HC in three years. Alice hires Grape Creek HC Kyle Atwood on April 18.
Arlington Seguin7-4Carlos LynnJoe GordonLynn departs Seguin after nine years and a 45-50 record to take over at 6A Cedar Hill. Arlington High DC Gordon hired on April 13.
Baytown Lee1-9David WilkinsonN/AWilkinson resigns after three years at Lee, he posted a 1-29 record.
Beaumont Central5-6Toby ForemanJeff NelsonForeman departs Beaumont Central after four years to take over at Killeen Shoemaker. Foreman had a 25-21 record at Central. Central promotes current assistant and former Ozen HC Nelson to HC.
Brownsville Pace3-7William DeenN/AAfter five years, Deen leaves Pace to become OC at Brownsville Porter.
Brownsville Porter0-10Tom CamposCarlos UrestiCampos a longtime Brownsville ISD coach resigned to take an opportunity outside of coaching.
Bryan Rudder2-8Will ComptonGreg MorganCompton, who has been a successful assistant at multiple programs resigned after three seasons in Bryan. Rudder was 6-24 in three seasons under Compton. Former Madisonville HC Greg Morgan, who sat out of coaching in 2016 hired on January 23.
Cleburne7-4Jeff MerketCasey WalravenMerket resigns his post after 5 years, he posted a 27-25 record with two playoff appearances. Grandview HC Walraven moves north to Cleburne to take over on April 13.
Clint Horizon2-8Francisco VargasPaulo MelendezVargas out after 2 years where he posted a 3-17 record. Horizon hires El Paso Eastwood OL Coach Paulo Melendez on April 27.
College Station A&M Consolidated8-4David RaffieldLee FedoraRaffield resigned after six years in College Station posting a 46-26 record. A&M Consolidated hires alum and 2 time state champion HC Lee Fedora on January 20, after resigning in the spring of 2016 at Navasota Fedora was out of coaching in the fall.
Corpus Christi Carroll5-6Jerry LongAJ MartinezAfter one season in Corpus, Long resigns his post. Carroll hires Martinez who spent six years at Odem and posted an impressive 53-21 record.
Corpus Christi Miller1-9Remy RodriguezJusten EvansRodriguez announces his retirement on January 26, he spent ten years as Miller HC posting a 27-75 record. Evans after one year as HC at Alice returns to CCISD to lead Miller.
Dallas Adams5-6Hank WillisSean LoranceWillis resigns after two years and an 11-10 record to take over at San Antonio Highlands. Irving MacArthur DC Lorance hired on April 13.
Denton9-2Kevin AtkinsonN/AAtkinson departs Denton after five years and a 33-22 record to take over at Flower Mound Marcus.
El Paso Austin0-10Rodney RyanEric PichardoRyan has resigned after three difficult seasons going 3-37; AHS was winless in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and currently is on a 20 game losing streak. El Paso Bowie DC Eric Pichardo hired to replace Ryan.
El Paso Hanks0-10Kevin JonesAaron PriceJones, who has experience as a college assistant resigned after three years and a 9-21 record. YISD hires Humboldt State University OC Aaron Price as HC on February 22. Price is the son of former UTEP HC Mike Price and spent time at UTEP as an assistant.
El Paso Jefferson2-8Jim ClarkTony MartinezClark resigns at Jefferson after five seasons and a 13-37 record. Jefferson is in the process of construction of a new on campus stadium. JHS hires El Paso High OC Martinez on January 19.
Elgin3-7Jim GarfieldJens AndersonGarfield resigns after three years at Elgin to take the assistant AD job at Lubbock ISD; he was 11-21 in three years. George Ranch OC Anderson was hired by Elgin on February 17.
Galena Park2-8Dave HandalGeorge YoungHandal resigns after 4 years at GPHS and a 12-27 record. GPISD promotes North Shore DL Coach George Young to the position of HFC.
Grapevine10-2Randy JacksonMike AlexanderJackson departs Grapevine after three years and a 21-13 record, 18 of those wins came in the past two seasons. He was hired as new HFC at North Forney. Grapevine promotes DC Alexander to HC on March 9, Alexander was previously a HC at Mt Vernon.
Hallsville2-8David PlunkJoe DrennonPlunk reassigned after 12 years and a 62-65 record at Hallsville. HISD makes a big splash bringing in Joe Drennon who led Mineola to the 3A Division I State Championship in 2016.
Houston Madison8-3Pat ReineckeDamian JudgeReinecke, who took over for legendary Ray Seals in 2011 is reassigned after six years and a 37-28 record. Madison brings in George Ranch assistant Damian Judge in late March.
Marshall6-5Clint HarperClaude MathisHarper resigns after four years at Marshall and a 27-20 record to take over as the Duncanville ISD Athletic Director. Marshall hires SMU assistant coach and former HC at DeSoto, Claude Mathis on March 30.
Nederland4-6Larry NeumannMonte BarrowNeumann retires from NHS effective 1/31/17 in 24 years he compiled a 186-93-1 record and led the Bulldogs to the state semi-finals in 2001. Longtime OC Monte Barrow promoted on February 27.
North Forney4-6Lance GaryRandy JacksonAfter having 3 different HC's in 3 years; Gary gave NFHS stability lasting 5 years and posting a 12-38 record. North Forney hires Grapevine HC Randy Jackson on February 6, he has spent time as a HC at Grapevine, Plano East, Mesquite Poteet, Lone Oak, Mason, DeKalb and Paducah.
Rosenberg Terry7-5Tim TeyklCornelius AnthonyAfter 27 years at Rosenberg Terry and 26 as HFC Teykl announces his retirement on January 24. Willowridge DC Anthony hired to lead Terry on March 26.
San Antonio Edison7-3Albert TorresN/ATorres departs from his alma mater after ten years and a 52-51 record to take over at Harlandale.
San Antonio Harlandale4-6Isaac MartinezAlbert TorresMartinez announced his retirement after leading the Harlandale program for 23 years, he posted a 139-110-2 record. He spent a total of 34 years at HHS. Harlandale hires Edison HC Albert Torres on April 17.
San Antonio Highlands7-4Juan MoralesHank WillisMorales who took over a program at Highlands that was 9-32 in the previous 4 yrs and led HHS to a 14-8 record in two years and the school's first district title in 16 years. He departs on January 19 to take over at 6A San Antonio Holmes. Highlands hires Dallas Adams HC Hank Willis on March 9.
Texarkana Texas10-1Barry NortonGerry StanfordAfter 18 years and an impressive 176-32-1 record at Texas High, Norton moves across town to Arkansas High. Norton led the Tigers to the 2002 4A Div. I State Championship. Texas High brings in Flower Mound Marcus HC Stanford who prior to his tenure at Marcus had a very successful run at White Oak.
Tomball2-8Danny RamseyKevin FlaniganRamsey who took THS to the area playoffs in his first year; resigns after five years and a 19-33 record. Tomball hires Flanigan on January 12, Flanigan was 32-23 in five years at Beaumont West Brook, prior to that Flanigan has had stints at Crosby, Orangefield and Troup as HC.
Tomball Memorial6-4Finis VanoverSam ParkerVanover, who started the program at Memorial is out after 5 years, he posted a 22-29 record and led Memorial to the playoffs in 2013. Memorial brings in Spring HC Sam Parker to take over on January 17.
Tuloso-Midway1-9Brian BooneWade MillerBoone resigns after five years at T-M, he was 13-37. T-M brings in Woodsboro HC Wade Miller on February 6 to take over. Miller is the 21st coach in school history at Tuloso-Midway.
Waco University0-10Keith WillisRodney SmithWillis announced his retirement shortly after end of the 2016 season, he was 1-39 in four seasons in South Waco. UHS is currently mired in a 36 game losing streak. Waco ISD moves to bring in University High head boys basketball coach Smith as the HFC.
Wichita Falls1-9Paul SharrGrant FreemanSharr resigns after just one year at WFHS, the Coyotes will be on their third HC in the past three years. OC Grant Freeman promoted on April 17.

Class 4A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Big Spring0-9Clint FinleyMitch McLemoreFinley and BISD part ways on the Monday after the end of the regular season; he was winless in his only season at Big Spring. BSISD brings in Junction HC Mitch McLemore on December 21.
Borger1-9James DayBrian CokerJames Day was reassigned after 5 years and a 13-39 record at Borger. Levelland DC Coker approved by the BISD board on February 9.
Brazosport1-9Ben RudolphMike FerrellRudolph was reassigned after five years at the helm in Freeport, he posted an 8-42 record. North Forest HFC Mike Ferrell hired on January 17.
Bridgeport3-7Danny HensonShannon WilsonA fixture in Bridgeport, Henson retires after 24 years leading BHS. He amassed a 151-121-1 record in Wise County and led Bridgeport to the state semi-finals in 2001 and a 12-1 record in 2008. BHS hires Bullard HC Shannon Wilson on February 23.
Brookshire Royal2-8Eric RobinsonRobert ToomerRobinson out after three years and a 4-26 record at Brookshire Royal. Royal brings in Houston Heights DC Robert Toomer, previously Toomer had experience as HC at 6A Aldine Nimitz.
Brownfield1-9Bryan WelpsJeff SmithWelps leaves Brownfield to return to become HC for the 2nd time at Amarillo River Road. West Texas High OC Jeff Smith hired on April 17.
Brownsboro2-8Jason HookerGreg PearsonHooker leaves Brownsboro after 4 years and a 10-31 record to take over at Tyler Chapel Hill. Waskom DC Greg Pearson hired on April 22 to lead Brownsboro.
Bullard1-9Shannon WilsonScott CallawayWilson departs Bullard after 7 years where he posted a 38-36 record including an 8-5 season in 2011. East Texas native and Mesquite High assistant Callaway hired on April 24.
Burkburnett1-9Scott BoswellJason MengBoswell resigned from Burkburnett after eight years and a 29-58 record. BISD hires former Granger HC Jason Meng on Jan 19, Meng was previously an assistant at nearby Wichita Falls Rider.
Corpus Christi West Oso4-6Scott KilgoreN/AKilgore out after three years and an 8-22 record.
Devine9-2Chad QuisenberryPaul GomezQuisenberry after 13 years and a 116-36 record moves to AD only and Gomez promoted to HFC.
Fabens3-8Robert HerreraN/AHerrera out after 2 years and a 5-17 record at Fabens.
Fort Worth Diamond Hill0-10Rob AbernathieOscar CastilloAbernathie announced his retirement after 32 years coaching; Diamond Hill is one of the state's toughest jobs as the Eagles haven’t made the playoffs since 1954. Springlake-Earth DC Castillo hired by FWISD in early February.
Hidalgo1-9David DutyMonty StumbaughDuty departs after two years and a 3-17 record to join the staff at PSJA Southwest. Former Port Isabel HC Stumbaugh hired on February 20 to lead Hidalgo.
Hondo2-10Jesse BaezBrett RatliffBaez resigns after two years and a 4-18 record leading the Owls, Hondo did advance to the area playoffs in 2016 after upsetting 9-1 Devine. Hondo hires former New Diana HC Ratliff on April 14, Ratliff was an assistant at Navasota in 2016.
Houston North Forest9-3Mike FerrellClifton TerrellFerrell departs NFHS after four years and a 33-13 record to take over at Brazosport. DC Clifton Terrell hired on January 26.
Huntington2-8Brian GandyJim KerbowGandy resigns at HHS after two years and a 5-15 record. Huntington has never made the playoffs in football. Frankston DC Jim Kerbow hired on January 20.
La Vernia2-9Scott GrubbChris TaberThe Bears will have their fourth head coach in four years in 2017 as interim HC Grubb announced he would retire from coaching and not pursue the HFC position full time. Tyler Chapel Hill OC and former Jacksonville HC Taber hired on January 27.
Levelland10-4Jared SandersonCurtis LowerySanderson departs Levelland after four years and a 27-20-1 record, he led Levelland to the State Quarter-Finals in 2016. Glen Rose assistant HC Lowery hired to lead Levelland on March 2.
Liberty Hill8-4Jerry VanceJeff WalkerVance retires after 16 years as HC at Liberty Hill where he posted a 164-57 record; he led LHHS to the state title in 2006 and 2007 and is one of the true pioneers of the Slot-T offense. LHHS promotes Jeff Walker to HFC, he was the Panthers OC in 2006 and 2007 and then compiled a 59-13 record as HFC at Rogers from 2008-2014.
Mexia2-8LaMonte ChambersFrank SandovalChambers and Mexia part ways after five years, he posted a 20-34 record, his best mark being 7-5 in 2015. Mexia hires Cedar Hill DL Coach Frank Sandoval on April 6.
Midland Greenwood7-3Shad HannaJared SandersonHanna resigns after 7 years and a 41-35 record; he spent four prior years at Alpine and had a 31-12 record. Greenwood hires Levelland HC Jared Sanderson on January 19.
Pleasanton6-4Tab DumontStephen LiskaDumont moves to full time AD at Pleasanton after 19 years as HFC at PHS where he compiled a 121-88 record. DC Liska promoted to HFC.
Port Isabel9-2Monty StumbaughJaime InfanteStumbaugh and Port Isabel part ways after 16 seasons and a 124-64 record. Stumbaugh led PIHS to the state semi-finals in 2003 and the state quarter-finals in 2012. Port Isabel hires Lyford HC Jaime Infante on February 21.
Princeton5-6Lee WilkinsClint SurrattWilkins resigned after four years at Princeton and a 29-16 mark. Princeton hires Frisco Lone Star OC Clint Surratt to HFC on January 13.
Progreso1-8Tom SalazarFrank MartinezSalazar is out after four years leading the Red Ants, although his record was only 6-32, Salazar's four years at the helm brought much needed stability to the program. Edcouch-Elsa OL Coach Frank Martinez takes over at PHS in late February.
Sanger6-5Chuck GalbreathCole FordGalbreath promoted to AD only and OC Cole Ford promoted to HFC.
Sealy3-7Jason HolcombShane MobleyHolcomb, who took Lexington to a pair of state title appearances, didn’t find the same success at Sealy, he resigned after 4 years and a 19-24 record. Sealy brings in Sweetwater HC Mobley who departs the Big Country after five successful seasons.
Stafford9-5Ron CounterKen SavanahCounter departs after four of the best seasons in school history posting a 38-12 record, SHS advanced to the 4A Div. I Quarter-Finals in 2016. DC Savanah promoted to HFC/AD.
Sweetwater13-2Shane MobleyBen McGeheeMobley, who led Sweetwater to the state title game in 2016 departs for Sealy after five years and an impressive 46-16 record. Temple OC Ben McGehee hired by SISD to continue the Mustangs run of success.
Tyler Chapel Hill2-8Thomas SittonJason HookerSitton resigns after eight years at Chapel Hill to take over as DC at Converse Judson. Sitton was 56-41 in his time at CHHS including a state title in 2011, a trip to the title game in 2010 and a quarter-final appearance in 2013. Brownsboro HC Jason Hooker hired on March 26.
Vernon2-9Mark BatemanMatthew HooverBateman announced his retirement March 24, he posted 134 wins as HC at Electra and Vernon. DC Hoover promoted to HFC on April 26.

Class 3A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Alba-Golden3-7Ron CallahanDerek SmithCallahan resigns effective June 30 to pursue college coaching opportunities. He was 11-10 in two seasons. A-G promotes assistant Derek Smith.
Amarillo River Road7-5Phllip WigginsBryan WelpsWiggins resigns after 4 years at River Road and a 17-26 record, 2016 was RRHS' best year under Wiggins. Former RRHS HC Welps returns to Amarillo after a stint as HC at Brownfield.
Anderson-Shiro0-10Sean WitherwaxBradley HodgesWitherwax resigns after one year at Anderson-Shiro to become OC at Class 5A A&M Consolidated. ASCISD promotes Hodges to HFC/AD on March 9.
Ballinger4-7David JonesN/AJones resigns after two years he was 10-12 in two years at Ballinger.
Blanco3-7Danny RogersN/ARogers resigns after 15 years and a 132-57 record, he led Blanco to the state semi-finals 3 times.
Boling13-2Stephen DorrN/AIn a surprise move Dorr departs Boling after leading the Bulldogs to the state title game to become the OC at Class 6A Richmond George Ranch.
Commerce2-8Jeff ClevelandCody FarrellCleveland, a 13 year head coaching veteran at El Paso Hanks and Commerce resigned to move into administration. He posted a 14-19 record in three years at CHS. Commerce hires Hallsville DC Farrell on January 24.
Crane3-8Kirk ByrdN/AByrd resigns for personal reasons after two seasons at Crane and a 6-16 record.
Dallas A+ Academy1-9Terrance IsaacRamon FlaniganThe charter school's first year in the UIL didn’t go well as the Knights went 1-9, Isaac departs to take a job at Green Oaks HS in Shreveport, LA. Former SMU QB and Lamar U QB Coach Flanigan hired to lead the Knights.
Edna6-6Huey ChancellorJerry LongChancellor announced his retirement on January 19, he was a HC for 25 years and had a 164-123 record in stops at Palacios, Bellville, Longview Pine Tree, Rockport-Fulton, Cibola NM and Edna. Chancellor spent 3 years at Edna and led EHS to the 2014 3A Div. I State Semi-Finals. Edna moves quickly to hire former CC Carroll and East Bernard HC Long on January 27.
Grandview8-3Casey WalravenN/AWalraven leaves Grandview after five years and a 43-15 record to take over at Class 5A Cleburne.
Hardin0-10Tod StarkLarry HaynesStark was put on administrative leave in late September after little more than a year on the job. He advised DCTF he would not be back for the 2017 season. Hardin rehires Haynes who coached at HHS until 2012, he retired after the 2014 season after a 2 year stint at Lumberton.
Hearne5-6Andrew DailyRicky SargentDaily was interim coach in 2016, led Hearne to the playoffs in 2016 after 20 straight losses. He is under consideration to become full time HFC/AD. Hearne hires Ricky Sargent away from Hempstead on January 26.
Hempstead6-5Ricky SargentRoyce HillSargent departs Hempstead after eleven years and a 78-57 record, he led HHS to the 2011 3A Division I State title game. Former assistant Hill now the top man in Hempstead football.
Ingram Moore0-10Jeff KowalskiDuane KroekerJeff Kowalski resigned his post after 7 years and a 26-47 record; his best year was a 10-3 mark in 2014. Former DC Kroeker hired to take over, he had been in administration at Ingram ISD.
Jacksboro6-5Brian HodnettBrannon RogersHodnett departs Jacksboro after six years and a 31-33 record to take over at Haskell. JISD brings in Crosbyton HC Brannon Rogers on March 8.
Kirbyville8-4Greg NeeceN/ANeece resigns his post to join the staff at Newton as an offensive assistant. He was 45-25 in six years at KHS as HFC/AD.
Littlefield9-4Bryan HusemanBrent GreenHuseman announced his retirement on January 11, he spent 26 years at Littlefield 10 as head boys basketball coach and the last 16 as HFC where he posted a 132-61 record. Huseman coached LHS to the basketball title game in 1993 and the football title game in 2006. Longtime assistant Green promoted on February 17.
Lyford8-4Jaime InfanteIsrael GonzalezInfante leaves Lyford after 14 years as HFC/AD to take over at Port Isabel. Infante led Lyford to the playoffs ten times including a 10-1 season in 2009 and a 9-4 campaign in 2004. Harlingen co-OC Israel Gonzalez hired to lead Lyford in late March.
McGregor4-6Tim SewardJudd ThrashSeward moving into an administrative role in McGregor ISD; in 9 years at McGregor he was 66-39 including a 13-1 season in 2009. Colleyville Heritage Assistant HC Thrash hired for his first head coaching gig on March 10.
Mildred5-6Billy Dan ChambliessCody FaganChambliess out at Mildred after four years, he posted a 17-25 record. Midlothian DC Cody Fagan hired for his first head coaching gig on February 28.
Mineola14-2Joe DrennonLuke BlackwellDrennon departs after nine years in Mineola, where he led the 'Jackets to unprecedented success going 75-38. He led MHS to the 2016 3A Division I State title and in 2014 led Mineola to the state title game. MHS is 42-7 the past three years. Mineola promotes Blackwell to HC on March 21.
Mount Vernon5-5Dickey MeeksJosh FinneyMeeks announced his retirement for good after a 42 year coaching career, he won two state titles in his career at Tyler Chapel Hill in 1989 and Henderson in 2010. He earned 252 wins in his career. He was 7-13 in 2 years at Mt Vernon; his second tour through MVHS. MVHS officially promotes Finney who has been a HC for 8 years at Maud, Teague and Hull-Daisetta and has a 63-29 record.
New Boston3-7Jamey ThomasCraig FantThomas out after four years and a 27-20 record, in 2013 he led NBHS to the state semi-finals. Atlanta OC Fant hired on April 10.
New Waverly9-3James LaneN/ALane resigns after four years and a 15-28 record at New Waverly.
Odem11-2AJ MartinezArmando HuertaMartinez departs his alma mater after six years and a 53-21 record to take over at 5A Corpus Christi Carroll. DC Huerta promoted on February 13.
Pilot Point2-8Rob BestDanny DavidBest announced his retirement shortly after the 2016 season concluded, he was a 43 year veteran of coaching and posted a 35-28 record in six years at Pilot Point. PPHS hires Collinsville HC Danny David on January 26.
Prairiland2-8Alex RichtersGreg MouserRichters reassigned after four years at PHS; he posted a 16-26 record and took the Patriots to the playoffs in 2014/2015. Argyle DC Greg Mouser hired on January 25.
Quitman0-10John WoodardBryan OakesWoodard resigns after 3 years at Quitman, he was 0-30 in three years at QHS. Quitman has lost 33 straight games. Lone Oak DC Bryan Oakes hired by QISD on January 20.
Reagan County9-2Ken CampbellBlake WestonCampbell steps down as HFC to become full-time AD; he was 26-26 in his five year tenure.Sonora co-OC Weston hired for his first head football coaching position at Reagan County.
Rogers3-8Kent WalkerCharlie RotenWalker leaves Rogers after one year as HC to join his brother's staff at Liberty Hill. Gunter OC Charlie Roten hired on April 10.
Sabine2-9Mark ComfortRex SharpComfort out at Sabine after 5 years; he posted a 16-37 record and led the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sabine promotes DC Rex Sharp on March 10.
San Angelo Grape Creek6-4Kyle AtwoodN/AAtwood leaves Grape Creek after 5 years and a 15-36 record to take over at Class 5A Alice.
San Angelo TLC0-10Johnny BurlesonBrent RiderBurleson moves into administration to become HS Principal and Bronte HC Rider brought in to lead the Eagles.
Santa Rosa2-8Gus CavazosN/ACavazos announces he'll retire at the end of the school year after a 29 year coaching career, including 12 as a HC at Rio Hondo, PSJA Memorial and one year at SRHS. Santa Rosa will be on their third HC in three years in 2017.
Scurry-Rosser1-9Jason BachtelJeff ClevelandBachtel resigns after six years and a 32-32 record at Scurry-Rosser; his best season was 2013 when the Wildcats went 12-1. S-R hires former Commerce HC Jeff Cleveland.
Shallowater2-9Chad TerryBryan WoodShallowater will have their third coach in three years after Terry resigned after one disappointing season. Canyon ISD AD Wood hired on January 24.
Sonora12-2David T. SineN/AIn a stunning move, Sine resigns after just two years in his second stint at Sonora going 20-6.
Whitewright8-5Joe WilliamsMason EdwardsWilliams after a sensational season, resigns to spend more time with family. He was 11-12 in two seasons. As expected OL Coach Mason Edwards promoted to HFC/AD on April 17.

Class 2A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Archer City1-9Don HasleyShad HannaHasley resigns at Archer City after four years and a 4-32 record. ACISD hires Hanna, former HC at Midland Greenwood and Alpine.
Axtell2-8Mike CadellEric BlendenCadell resigns his post to move into administration, he was Axtell's HC for an impressive 20 seasons. Valley Mills HC Blenden was approved as HFC on January 10. Blenden has 5 years of HFC experience at Valley Mills and Frost.
Bartlett3-7Melvin BatesN/ABates reassigned after three years and a 7-23 record at Bartlett.
Bronte5-5Brent RiderN/ARider resigns at Bronte to take over at San Angelo TLC, 2017 will be Bronte's final 11 man season they will drop to six man in 2018.
Bruni9-3Jerry CarpentierN/ABruni will be on their third HC in three years as Carpentier leaves to take over at Freer.
Collinsville9-3Danny DavidDale WestDavid departs CHS after 12 years and a 76-71 record, he leaves to take over at his alma mater, Class 3A Pilot Point. Howe OC Dale West hired on March 10.
Crosbyton6-6Brannon RodgersN/ARodgers departs Crosbyton after eleven years and an impressive 72-51 record, including a 23-3 run in 2014-15 to take over at Jacksboro.
Eldorado2-8Bryan GreenMichael JohnsonGreen will not return after four years at Eldorado posting a 14-29 record. Johnson, the former Gonzales DC hired to lead the Eagles.
Freer7-4Rhett BomarJerry CarpentierBomar resigns after two years and an 11-12 record. Freer brings in Bruni HC Jerry Carpentier on April 25.
Granger9-3Jason MengWalter BrockMeng resigns after two years to take over at Class 4A Burkburnett. He was 14-9 at HS. Anson OC Brock, a Central Texas native hired to lead GHS.
Haskell4-6Grady BentonBrian HodnettBenton reassigned after five years and a 21-30 record. Haskell battled injuries in 2016 and finished a disappointing 4-6. Haskell hires Jacksboro HC Hodnett on February 10.
Hawkins2-8Marty MooreScott EvansMoore submitted his resignation after five seasons at Hawkins and a 14-37 mark. Former Winona HC Scott Evans hired on February 6, most recently he was in administration in Arp ISD.
Hico6-5Keith WoodRandy ThorntonWood, who spent 21 years at Hico and the last nine as HFC/AD announced his retirement. He was 66-38 in his nine years at HHS including a state semi-final run in 2013 and a state quarter-final run in 2014. Santo HC Thornton hired officially by HISD on February 20.
Iola8-5Pete MartinezDwayne RossMartinez resigns after four years at Iola and a 34-14 record as he decides to take a step away from coaching to spend time with family. DC Ross, who was also assistant principal promoted to HFC/AD.
Junction6-6Mitch McLemoreRob McAdamsMcLemore departs Junction after 3 years and an 18-17 record to take over at Class 4A Big Spring. Longtime assistant McAdams promoted to HFC on February 22.
La Pryor3-7Justin StephensEliseo AgueroStephens resigns after four years at LaPryor he posted a 28-20 overall record. Aguero, a longtime veteran as a HC in South TX was promoted to HC/AD on March 28.
Leakey6-5Jesse RodriguezJosh StaceyRodriguez, who saw his job posted for a time last off-season departs one of the state's smallest eleven man football programs. Center Point assistant Josh Stacey hired on April 11.
McCamey3-8Ricky PeacockFred StaughAfter two years Peacock departs McCamey, he was 5-16 leading the Badgers, he spent 17 prior years at Panhandle High. Andrews assistant coach Staugh hired on February 7.
Ralls2-8Jeff CaffeyKevin SherillCaffey out after two years at Ralls, he was 2-18 in his two seasons. Sherill, an assistant at Eastland and longtime Shallowater assistant hired on March 27.
Rocksprings7-4Brandon AllenKane HarrisAllen has resigned at Rocksprings after two years and a 10-12 record, he's taking a position on staff at Lumberton. Harris, who was HC at Hamshire-Fannett for a time hired on March 20.
San Saba0-10Jeff PannellJerod FikacPannell resigns after 8 years in San Saba; he was 33-54 at SSHS. SSISD brings in Weatherford OC Fikac to take over.
Santo8-3Randy ThorntonDevon MannThornton departs Santo after ten years at the helm to take over at Hico. SISD promotes DC Devon Mann to HFC,
Shelbyville2-8Jason FergusonCharles TindolFerguson resigned mid-season after a domestic violence arrest; Lance Gamble took over mid-season. Tindol was acting HC/AD at SISD after the resignation of Gamble at the end of the football season.
Simms Bowie4-7Charles HudgeonsBuddy RayHudgeons resigns after three years and a 6-23 record. Simms Bowie hires New Boston DC Buddy Ray on February 2.
Three Rivers6-5Randy PalmerN/APalmer out after eight years and a 56-33 record, his best mark was 11-1 in 2014.
Tom Bean5-6Truman "Pepper" NixTim McFaddenNix resigns after two years at Tom Bean to go into private business. Pilot Point assistant Tim McFadden hired on April 24.
Valley Mills5-5Eric BlendenSam MoodyBlenden departs Valley Mills after three seasons to take over at nearby Axtell. DC Moody promoted by Valley Mills on February 8.
Van Horn6-6Brian GibsonN/AGibson departs Van Horn after six years and a 28-38 record to take an assistant position at Wink.
West Sabine5-6Jonathan JonesN/AJones departs West Sabine after two years and a 10-12 record to become DC at Joaquin.
Wink6-5Andy HrncirN/AHrncir leaves Wink after 7 seasons and a 40-38 record to take an assistant job at Class 4A Needville.
Woodsboro3-8Wade MillerXavier RangelMiller departs Woodsboro after five years and a 33-25 record to take over at 5A Tuloso-Midway. Plainview DC Xavier Rangel hired on March 21 to take over at Woodsboro.

New Schools

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Cypress Bridgeland N/AN/ADavid RaffieldCy Fair ISD's 12th high school will start varsity football in 2018. Former A&M Consolidated and Cy Falls HC Raffield hired to lead Bridgeland on January 25.
Katy PaetowN/AN/AB.J. GotteKaty ISD's 8th high school will start varsity football in 2018. Former Katy OC Goette hired for his first ever HFC position by KISD on January 17.
Klein CainN/AN/AJames ClancyKlein ISD's 5th high school will begin varsity football in 2018. KISD hires Strake Jesuit HC James Clancy to be the school's first HC on Janaury 12.
Pflugerville WeissN/AN/AThomas AultmanPflugerville ISD's 4th high school will begin varsity football in 2018. They hired Pflugerville Hendrickson DC Thomas Aultman on December 16.
San Antonio HarlanN/AN/AEddie SalasNorthside ISD's 11th high school will start varsity football in 2018. NISD hires San Antonio Holmes HC Eddie Salas on December 14.
San Antonio LegacyN/AN/AJohn TarvinSouthwest ISD's 2nd high school will start varsity football in 2018 as a 5A program. Tarvin was the DC at San Antonio Southwest until 2015 when he moved into a middle school coordinator role.

Class 1A

Class 1A (six-man) coaching changes compiled by Leman Saunders. Have coaching news to pass along? Contact Leman Saunders on Twitter!

SchoolNew CoachNotes
Cotton CenterMark EarhartFormer Wheeler assistant
ForestburgTommy TritzFormer Wellman-Union head coach
GholsonMichael BrandFormer Whitharral head coach
GordonJerry TomlinPromoted from assistant
HedleyEric AlstonFormer Panhandle assistant
HermleighSammy WintersPromoted from assistant
KlondikeDalton DeGraffenreidFormer Stamford assistant
LoopJ.K. HesterFormer Cotton Center head coach
MarfaArturo AlferezPromoted from assistant, took over as interim head coach in November
McLeanClint LinmanFormer Creek Valley (NE) assistant
MeadowKade KittleyFormer McLean head coach
MiamiBrandon JacksonFormer Lockney assistant
Mount CalmKirk HinksonPromoted from assistant
Paint CreekOpen
Saint JoDerek SchlieveFormer Trent head coach
SouthlandIsiah ArcherFormer Rule head coach
TrinidadChad SatcherFormer Mount Calm head coach
Water ValleyOpen
Wellman-UnionJoseph HoodFormer Brownfield assistant
WhitefaceReece WalkerFormer Rule defensive coordinator
WhitharralClayton FryarPromoted from within; basketball coach
WilsonRhudy MuskewFormer assistant at Texas Tech under Spike Dykes, returning to coaching after hiatus

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