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.
Flower Mound Marcus5-5Gerry StanfordN/AStanford departs Marcus after three years and a 20-12 record to take over at Class 5A Texarkana Texas High.
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 WatkinsN/AWatkins resigns after one year, Sam Houston will be on their 5th head coach in five years.
Houston Strake Jesuit5-5James ClancyN/AClancy 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.
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 TademyN/ATademy departs Katy Tompkins, he was the only HC the school has known and posted a 5-25 mark in three varsity seasons.
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.
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.
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 FleenerN/AFleener 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.
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 CampbellN/AMadison will be on their fourth HC in the past five seasons as Campbell resigns after just one season.
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 ParkerN/AParker, 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.
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 VillarealN/AVillareal 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.
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
Arlington Seguin7-4Carlos LynnN/ALynn departs Seguin after nine years and a 45-50 record to take over at 6A Cedar Hill.
Beaumont Central5-6Toby ForemanN/AForeman departs Beaumont Central after four years to take over at Killeen Shoemaker. Foreman had a 25-21 record at Central.
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.
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 RodriguezN/ARodriguez announces his retirement on January 26, he spent ten years as Miller HC posting a 27-75 record.
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 HandalN/AHandal resigns after 4 years at GPHS and a 12-27 record.
Grapevine10-2Randy JacksonN/AJackson 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.
Hallsville2-8David PlunkN/APlunk reassigned after 12 years and a 62-65 record at Hallsville.
Houston Madison8-3Pat ReineckeN/AReinecke, who took over for legendary Ray Seals in 2011 is reassigned after six years and a 37-28 record.
Marshall6-5Clint HarperN/AHarper resigns after four years at Marshall and a 27-20 record to take over as the Duncanville ISD Athletic Director.
Nederland4-6Larry NeumannN/ANeumann 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.
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 TeyklN/AAfter 27 years at Rosenberg Terry and 26 as HFC Teykl announces his retirement on January 24.
San Antonio Highlands7-4Juan MoralesN/AMorales 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.
Texarkana Texas10-1Barry NortonN/AAfter 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.
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.

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.
Bullard1-9Shannon WilsonN/AWilson departs Bullard after 7 years where he posted a 38-36 record including an 8-5 season in 2011.
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.
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.
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 SandersonN/ASanderson departs Levelland after four years and a 27-20-1 record, he led Levelland to the State Quarter-Finals in 2016.
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 ChambersN/AChambers and Mexia part ways after five years, he posted a 20-34 record, his best mark being 7-5 in 2015.
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 SalazarN/ASalazar 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.
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 CounterN/ACounter 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.
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 SittonN/ASitton 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.

Class 3A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Anderson-Shiro0-10Sean WitherwaxN/AWitherwax resigns after one year at Anderson-Shiro to become OC at Class 5A A&M Consolidated.
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.
Cotulla1-9Kelly ShullN/AShull a long time vet of South TX coaching was coaxed out of retirement to lead Cotulla on an interim basis last year.
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.
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 HodnettN/AHodnett departs Jacksboro after six years and a 31-33 record to take over at Haskell.
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 InfanteN/AInfante 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.
McGregor4-6Tim SewardN/ASeward moving into an administrative role in McGregor ISD; in 9 years at McGregor he was 66-39 including a 13-1 season in 2009.
Mildred5-6Billy Dan ChambliessN/AChambliess out at Mildred after four years, he posted a 17-25 record.
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.
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.
Sabine2-9Mark ComfortN/AComfort out at Sabine after 5 years; he posted a 16-37 record and led the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Scurry-Rosser1-9Jason BachtelN/ABachtel resigns after six years and a 32-32 record at Scurry-Rosser; his best season was 2013 when the Wildcats went 12-1.
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.

Class 2A

School2016 RecordOld CoachNew CoachNotes
Archer City1-9Don HasleyN/AHasley resigns at Archer City after four years and a 4-32 record.
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.
Collinsville9-3Danny DavidN/ADavid departs CHS after 12 years and a 76-71 record, he leaves to take over at his alma mater, Class 3A Pilot Point.
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.
Granger9-3Jason MengN/AMeng resigns after two years to take over at Class 4A Burkburnett. He was 14-9 at HS.
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 StephensN/AStephens resigns after four years at LaPryor he posted a 28-20 overall record.
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 CaffeyN/ACaffey out after two years at Ralls, he was 2-18 in his two seasons.
Rocksprings7-4Brandon AllenN/AAllen has resigned at Rocksprings after two years and a 10-12 record, he's taking a position on staff at Lumberton.
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 ThorntonN/AThornton departs Santo after ten years at the helm to take over at Hico.
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.
Tom Bean5-6Truman "Pepper" NixN/ANix resigns after two years at Tom Bean to go into private business.
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.
Woodsboro3-8Wade MillerN/AMiller departs Woodsboro after five years and a 33-25 record to take over at 5A Tuloso-Midway.

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.

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