Coaching Changes

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It never takes long for the annual coaching circles to starting turning once the high school football season ends. Check here throughout the offseason for the latest on who is headed where. These changes have taken place after the 2014 regular season.

2014-2015 6A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Abilene Steve Warren Del Van Cox After 19 seasons, 172 wins and a 5A state championship in 2009, HC Steve Warren called it quits; Cox promoted from OC spot.
Aldine Lionel Crawford James Kowalewski Crawford out after seven seasons; Kowalewski was FB Ridge Point's defensive coordinator
Aldine Nimitz Robert Toomer Rich Slater Toomer done after six years; Slater coached defensive linemen at Katy
Arlington Lamar

Trent Fuller

Laban DeLay Fuller posted a 34-52 record in five seasons; DeLay was the DC at South Grand Prarie 
Carrollton Turner Mike Ramirez TBD After two seasons, Ramirez returns to the Valley to take over Hidalgo
Clear Brook Paul Lanier Mike Allison Lanier done after eight seasons; Allison was the DC at Pearland Dawson
Cypress Lakes Robert Blackshear Ronald Patton Blackshear gone after five seasons and a 3-47 record 
Dallas Skyline Reginald Samples  Derick Roberson Samples leaves after 10 seasons and a 103-18 record, he will move to HFS at Duncanville
Desoto Claude Mathis Todd Peterman Mathis leaves for RB coaching position at SMU, he went 38-4 in the last three seasons
Duncanville Jeff Dicus Reginald Samples Dicus resigned after a 36-37 record in seven seasons; Samples comes from HFC at Skyline 
Euless Trinity Steve Lineweaver Chris Jensen Lineweaver retires after 47 years and 25 as HC, he was 175-29 in 15 seasons at Euless Trinity
Houston Westbury George Campbell Ajani Sanders After a 4-6 season Campbell is reassigned
Hurst L.D. Bell Mark Smith Mike Glaze Smith resigns for SMU coaching position after a 21-22 record in four years; Glaze coordinated Cedar Hill's state championship offense
Katy Mayde Creek Lance Carter Mike Rabe Carter resigns after a 22-60 record in eight seasons; KMC hires Gonado HC Mike Rabe
Killeen Sam Jones Neil Searcy Jones retires after 38 years as a coach and 11 seasons at Killeen; Searcy promoted from defensive coordinator
Midlothian Lee Wiginton Doug Wendel

Wiginton leaves after eight seasons to take over new Midlothian Heritage, which begins varsity play in 2016; Wendel had success at Ardmore (OK)

Pasadena Dobie Jim Phillips TBD Phillips resigns to return to Waller after five seasons, all of which resulted in playoff berths
Plano West Mike Hughes Scott Smith After 35 years in Plano ISD and 13 years as HC at PW, Hughes retires. Smith comes in from Lake Highlands where he was HC for 9 years. 
PSJA Memorial Gus Cavasos

Mike Uribe

Cavasos resigned after 11 seasons to take an administration position in the district; Uribe was McAllen Rowe's DC.
Richardson Lake Highlands Scott Smith TBD Smith leaves LH after 9 years as HC for Plano West. 
San Antonio Brandeis John Campbell Jeff Fleener Campbell leaves after a 71-19 record in 11 seasons
San Antonio Churchill  Glenn Hil Ron Harris Hill retired after six seasons with the program 
South San Antonio Marcus Booker Louis James Booker resigns after a 6-24 record in three seasons; James was SA Southwest's OC
Spring Westfield Corby Meekins Matt Meekins Meekins leaves for a TE coaching position at University of Houston, Meekins went 114-27 in 11 years. M Meekins is promoted from OC. 


2014-2015 5A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Bastrop Cedar Creek Keith Woolf TBD After only one year at CC, Woolf leaves for OC position at Abilene Cooper – his alma mater.  
Birdville Jim Skinner Lon Holbrook Skinner was just short of 40 years coaching and 300 wins before retiring at Birdville; Holbrook gets promoted from OC.
Clint Horizon David Telas  Francisco Vargas  After a 25-30 record and five seasons Telas is gone; Vargas, previous AC, steps in as HC
Conroe Caney Creek Brent Verzwyvelt Steven Svendsen After five seasons and a 13-37 record Verzwyvelt resigns; Svendsen comes from RB coach at Conroe Oak Ridge and steps in as HC 
Dallas Adams Rob Grace TBD Grade departs to become Dallas Skyline's OC
Dallas Jefferson David Haynes TBD After going 2-8, Haynes resigns 
Frisco Centennial Mark Howard TBD Howard departs after 11 years and a 62-60 record.
Houston Austin Jason Baggett Robin Kirk After a winless season, Baggett resigns; Kirk steps in from Reagan and also coached at St. Pius X and Hidalgo
Jacksonville Chris Taber TBD Taber leaves Jacksonville for an assistant job at Chapel Hill. Taber was at Jacksonville for three years and went 8-23. 
Leander Lee Bridges TBD Bridges resigns to become Leander ISD's AD.
Lumberton Larry Haynes TBD Haynes moves into AD role
North Dallas Charles Moss TBD After a 4-16 record and two seasons, Moss resigns 
Pharr Valley View Baldo Pena Carlos Saenz After a 3-17 record and two seasons Pena is gone; Saenz was the OL coach at PSJA North
Prosper Kent Scott Chris Ross After eight seasons and a 57-26 record Scott resigns; Ross leaves job as Leander ISD AD, but was big winner at Cedar Park prior to that
Rosenberg Lamar Ronald Patton Rick LeFavers After five season and a 20-32 record, Patton resigns and moves to HC at Cy Lakes; LeFavers was an assistant at FB Ridge Point
San Antonio Highlands Bert Lopez Juan Morales Lopez gone after four seasons and a trip to the 2012 playoffs; Morales gets first HFC job after years as assistant at Brennan and Lee
South Oak Cliff Emmett Jones Jason Todd After three years at South Oak Cliff, Jones joins the staff at Texas Tech; Todd promoted from assistant gig
Waller Brad Wright Jim Phillips Wright retires after three seasons and a 17-6 record; Phillips returns to Waller after five years at Pasadena Dobie
Waxahachie David Ream Jon Kitna

Seven district titles and 15 seasons later, Ream retires; Waxahachie hires former NFL QB Kitna

2014-2015 4A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Bay City Dan Burk Lupe Florez After three seasons and only one win, Burk resigns; Florez was an OC from Cameron Yoe
Bonham Cody Bounds Tony Johnson Bounds resigns after an 8-25 record in three seasons; Johnson is a former Duncanville OL coach
Bridge City Cris Stump Dwayne DuBois Stump resigns after a 35-47 record in eight seasons; DuBois comes from Hardin-Jefferson where he was HC 
Center  Kevin Goodwin Barry Bowman Goodwin resigns after a 31-36 record in six seasons; Bowman steps in as head coach and has previously coached for Daingerfield, Paris and Longview Pine Tree
Dalhart Stephen Young TBD Young steps down due to medical reasons.
El Campo Bob Gillis TBD Gillis retires after sensational career with a 173-60-2 record
Gilmer Jeff Traylor Matt Turner Traylor is off to the University of Texas for a coaching position with the Longhorns, after going 175-26 with three state titles; Turner promoted from OC
Dwayne DuBois Jared Sloan After two seasons and a 19-7 record, DuBois leaves for Bridge City; Sloan coordinated George Ranch's dynamite D.
Hidalgo Taihi Jones Mike Ramirez After a 5-16 record and two seasons, Jones is reassigned; Ramirez comes from Carrollton Turner, but has Valley ties.
Houston Scarbrough Ajani Sanders TBD After only one season Sandrs leaves for Westbury
Lamesa David Ritchey Tim James After just one win in three seasons, Ritchey resigns; James, the last coach to succeed with the Golden Tornadoes, returns from Ralls
La Vernia Bo Robinson TBD After 9 years, Robinson leaves La Vernia; 
Longview Spring Hill Mark Sartain TBD After only two seasons and going 5-15, Sartain leaves. 
Mabank Jared Wingfield Alan Haire After a 4-26 record and three seasons Wingfield resigns; Haire comes from Lago Vista
Palestine Jay Brown Robby Clark Brown gone after a 1-9 record in one season; Clark was an assistant at Austin Westlake
Pittsburg Dickey Meeks Brad Baca Meeks retires after 35 years as a HC; Baca comes from an OC position at Tyler Chapel Hill
Prosper Kent Scott Chris Ross Scott leaves after nine seasons; Scott in after spending time as Leander ISD's AD. Previously coached at Cedar Park and Wichita Falls. 
Robstown Enrique Gonzalez Richard Kattner Gonzalez reassigned after three seasons; Kattner takes over Cotton Pickers after stint at Edna
Stephenville Joe Gillespie Greg Winder After a 72-23 record in seven seasons Gillespie leaves for a LB coaching position at Tulsa University; Winder promoted from OC spot
Waco Connally Mike Rabe Shane Anderson After a 28-26 record in five seasons, Rabe leaves; Anderson, a Connally alum, was Hewitt Midway's DC.
Yoakum Brent Kornegay Bo Robinson Kornegay out after 6 seasons; Robinson comes in from La Vernia to step in as HC 


2014-2015 3A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Aransas Pass Antonio Villalon TBD After a 16-8 record in two seasons Villalon leaves for a job in Laredo ISD
Ballinger Justin Wiley TBD Wiley out after three seasons.
Boling Brent Tritschler Stephen Dorr Tritschler resigns after an 8-13 record in two seasons; Dorr comes from Angleton
Brady Andy Howard Craig Horn Howard leaves after a 14-18 record in three seasons, Howard takes the DC job at Goldthwaite; Horn comes in from HC position at Hubbard 
Childress Cody Chisum Jason Sims After going 24-29 in six seasons Chisum resigns; Sims comes from a former HC position at Quanah
Freer Jake Hofstetter TBD Two seasons and five wins later, Hofstetter is out.
Friona Michael Prokop TBD After 3 seasons, Prokop leaves.
George West Jay Newberry Brent Kornegay Newberry previously served as principal before stepping in as HC in 2013, he coached for two seasons and went 5-16; Kornegay comes in from Yoakum where he served as HC 
Goliad  John Mares Kyle Taylor Mares retires after going 23-11 in three seasons; Taylor coached Goliad from 1994-1998.
Hardin Walter Fortune Tod Stark Fortune leaves after a 7-22 record in three seasons; Stark is a former West Sabine HFC.
Hillsboro Mike Palmer Joey Moss Palmer resigned during the 2014 season after going 5-22 in 2.5 seasons; Moss came in as Interim coach for the rest of the 2014 season and was officially names HC in January
Hooks Hart Jeanis TBD Coaching stalwart Jeanis retires after long career.
Jefferson Derek Simmons TBD After two years and a 10-11 record, Simmons is reassigned. 
Lago Vista Alan Haire Craten Phillips Haire leaves after 13 seasons, bounces around to a couple of jobs before ending up in Duncanville; Phillips was very successful at Sonora.
Linden-Kildare Todd Elliott TBD Elliott leaves L-K to become an assistant at Texas High
Luling Colby Hensley Scott Campbell After an 18-16 record in three seasons, Hensley leaves; Campbell was Flower Mound's OC.
Millsap Kyle Coker Jake Johnson After eight seasons at Millsap, Kyle Coker is on his way out after a 28-53 record.
Omaha Paul Pewitt Reggie Kumrow Ryan Gentry Kumrow out, replaced by Willis OC Gentry.
Poth Andrew King Steve Thiebaud After seven seasons and a 52-26 record King resigns; Thiebaud in from Rosenberg Terry, where he was DC
Queen City Eric Droddy TBD Droddy done after just two seasons at QC.
Rice Jerry Baldridge TBD After 3 years; Baldridge is out.
Sanford-Fritch Rick Ware Houston Moos Ware was reassigned by the school district in November after a 1-9 season and a coach at SF for 19 seasons; Moos moves to HC from DC
Slaton Chad Terry Sam Robinson Terry will be leaving Slaton to take a job at Plains and promotes his defensive coordinator Sam Robinson as the next head coach.
Sonora Craten Phillips TBD Wildly successful Phillips jumps to Lago Vista.
Tom Bean Allen Cross Pepper Nix After a 7-13 record in two seasons, Cross resigns; longtime assistant Nix in from Childress.
Tuscola Jim Ned Jeff Williamson Jerod Womack After an 8-32 record in four seasons Williamson resigns; Womack was Cooper's OC.
Vanderbilt Industrial Jeff Rogers TBD Rogers resigns for personal reasons
Whitewright Wes Rhoten Joe Williams After a 5-16 record in two seasons Rhoten resigns


2014-2015 2A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Ben Bolt Jeff LeFevre Daniel Johnson LeFevre resigns, Johnson steps in as HC
Booker James Henton Steve Taylor Henon leaves after a 40-18 record in five seasons; longtime assistant Taylor gets first HC job.
Brackettville Justin Morris Tyrell McCrea Morris is out; McCrea comes from an OC position at Del Rio
Cayuga Russell Holden Cody Mohan Holden steps down to become principal; Mohan was assistant at Hico, but returns to his alma mater.
Como-Pickton Conley Bland Charles Swann After three seasons and a 3-27 record Bland is out; assistant HC Swann steps in as HC 
Frost Steve Stewart TBD After only one season Stewart is out
Granger Ramon Fuentes Jason Meng Fuentes gone after an 8-23 record in three seasons; Meng was Elgin's OC.
Hubbard Craig Horn TBD Horn leaves Hubbard to take over as HC at Brady
Itasca Mark Parsons TBD One win in twenty games has Parsons on his way out at Itasca.
Joaquin Wayne Gandy Wade Lawson Gandy went 93-52 overall at Joaquin; Lawson gets promoted to HC from OC 
Kerens Russell Anderson TBD After 8 years, Anderson resigns
Mart Rusty Nail Kevin Hoffman After a 106-23 record in nine seasons Nail resigns; Hoffman steps in as HC/AD from OC  
Maud Nelson Kortis Allen Cross Kortis resigns and takes over at Normangee, Kortis was HC for two seasons and went 12-9; Cross in from Tom Bean.
Normangee Kevin Morton Nelson Kortis Morton is non-renewed after a 15-18 record in three seasons; Krortis comes in from HC position at Maud
Panhandle Ricky Peacock TBD After 8 years, Peacock is out.
Plains Tom Harvey Chad Terry Harvey resigns after losing 29 of the last 30 games played; Terry in from Slaton.
Quanah Jason Sims David Fambrough After a 38-26 record in five years Sims leaves to take over at Childress; Fambrough guided Seymour to 2007 title game. 
Ralls Tim James TBD James is headed back to Lamesa where he coached from 1989-2003 following his six-season tenure at Ralls where he went 27-36.
San Augustine Donald Hubbard TBD Hubbard done after four seasons.
Stratford Eddie Metcalf Matt Lovorn Metcalf retires; Lovorn gets promoted from OC to HC 
Valley View Chris Donaldson TBD Donaldson goes 19-25 and resigns after four years at Valley View.
West Sabine Tod Stark TBD After 8 years Stark leaves WS to take over at Hardin


2014-2015 1A (Six-Man) Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Bryson Bill Reed TBD Reed out after just one season
White Deer Matt Miracle TBD Miracle out after just one season
Roxton N/A TBD First-year program


2014-2015 New Schools
School New coach Notes
Corpus Christi Vetrans Memorial TBD CCVMHS plans on oppening in Fall 2015 and beginning varsity play in 2016
El Paso Pebble Hills Mark Torres Pebble Hills will open up as the district's sixth high school in 2015 
Frisco Reedy  Chad Cole FRHS marks the 8th HS in Frisco and will open up in 2015, and is set to begin varsity play in 2016
Haslet Eaton Brad Turner Former Springtown coach Turner takes over program set to open in 2015 and begin varsity play in 2016
Midlothian Heritage Lee Wiginton Marks the second high school in Midlothian, set to open in 2015 and begin varsity play in 2016 

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