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 2013 regular season.

2013-2014 6A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Alvin Trey Herrmann Robert Wilcox After two years, Herrmann leaves for Katy Taylor; Wilcox in from Kingsville King
Austin Anderson Darin Shaw Jeff Rhoads Shaw reassigned within the district; Rhoads is former Westlake head coach
Austin Westlake Darren Allman Todd Dodge Allman leaves after five seasons to take over at Colleyville Heritage; Dodge in after a short stint at Marble Falls 
Baytown Sterling Troy Aduddell Pete Gareri Aduddell out after two seasons; Gareri promoted from OC
Belton Rodney Southern Bob Shipley Southern bolts to take job at Huntsville; Shipley leaves post as assistant at UT to rejoin HS ranks
Colleyville Heritage Mike Fuller Darren Allman Fuller leaves for 4A Decatur after seven seasons; Allman in from Austin Westlake 
Converse Judson Mark Smith Sean McAuliffe In surprise move, Smith leaves Judson for SA Madison after just 2 seasons; McAuliffe promoted from DC spot
Coppell Joe McBride Mike DeWitt In a stunner, McBride leaves for Dripping Springs; DeWitt promoted from DC spot
Denton Ryan Joey Florence Dave Henigan 200-game winner Florence leaves HC spot to become Denton ISD AD; Henigan returns to Ryan after 10-year absence
Edinburg Joey Cacares Joaquin Escobar Cacares reassigned; Escobar in from OC position at CC King
Edinburg North Roy Garza Rene Saenz Garza out after nine seasons to become EISD AD; Saenz promoted from DC
Flower Mound Marcus Bryan Erwin Gerry Stanford Erwin resigns after seven years; Stanford in after successful run at 2A White Oak
Fort Bend Dulles Jim Creech Oschlor Fleming Fort Bend mainstay Creech retires; Fleming was key assistant for Denton Guyer
Galena Park North Shore David Aymond Jon Kay Aymond stuns Houston area by stepping down to take GPISD AD job; Kay promoted from assistant's role
Garland Naaman Forest Sam McElroy Marvin Sedberry Jr. McElroy reassigned after two seasons; Sedberry in from Baytown Lee 
Haltom Scot Hafley Jason Tucker
Hafley done after seven years; Tucker was FW Chisholm Trail's DC
Justin Northwest Bill Patterson Bill Poe Patterson headed to Sherman; Poe was Marble Falls' OC 
Katy Taylor Flint Riesen Trey Herrmann Riesen out after six seasons; Herrmann in from Alvin
La Joya Palmview Manny Flores Mage Requenez Flores relieved midseason; Requenez has interim tag removed
Lubbock Coronado  Kent Jackson Seth Parr Jackson leaves after five seasons to take over at Seminole; Parr in from Amarillo Caprock 
Lubbock Monterey Todd Pearson Wayne Hutchinson Pearson resigns after five years; Hutchinson comes from two-time defending 1A champs Stamford
New Braunfels Chuck Caniford Glenn Mangold Caniford leaves to take over 2A Clifton; Mangold was an assistant under Jim Streety at SA Madison
Plano East  Randy Jackson Joey McCullough  Stunner: Jackson leaves PESH after just one year for Grapevine; McCullough in after serving as assistant at Plano West. 
PSJA North Steve Flores Jorge Pena Flores out after just one year (0-10); Pena takes first HC job
RR McNeil Lee Penland Howard McMahan Penland reassigned after four seasons; McMahan in from Pflugerville Connally
San Antonio Madison Jim Streety Mark Smith Legendary Streety (341 career wins) semi-retires to become AD at New Braunfels; Smith in from Converse Judson
San Benito Spencer Gantt Dan Gomez Gantt resigns after five-year stint; Lytle's Gomez hired after lengthy search


2013-2014 5A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Amarillo Caprock Seth Parr  Dan Sherwood Parr leaves after eight seasons to take over at Lubbock Coronado; Sherwood promoted from assistant role 
Austin McCallum Jason Cecil  Charles Taylor Cecil leaves McCallum after two seasons to take over at Pflugerville Connally; Taylor promoted from OC
Bastrop Cedar Creek Dan Hernandez Keith Woolf Hernandez resigns; Anson's Woolf moves from 1A to 5A
Baytown Lee Marvin Sedberry Jr. David Wilkinson Sedberry leaves after five seasons to take over at Garland Naaman Forest; Wilkinson was Texas City's OC 
Beaumont Ozen Keeath Magee David Suggs Magee leaves the state for JUCO job; Suggs was the former OC at Beaumont Central 
Bryan Rudder C.M. Pier Will Compton Pier, who started the program, leaves after six years; Compton was OC at Conroe Oak Ridge.
CC Flour Bluff Darrell Andrus Chris Steinbruck After nine years with Flour Bluff, Andrus leaves to take over alma mater Jourdanton; Steinbruck promoted from DC
Dripping Springs Bob Schultz Joe McBride Schultz leaving after seven seasons; McBride comes after successful stint at Coppell
Elgin Wade Griffin Jim Garfield Griffin moves north to FW Brewer after big 2013 campaign; Elgin nabs a big fish with WF Rider's Garfield
Frisco Liberty Galen Zimmerman Chris Burtch Zimmerman leaves to become Joe McBride's OC at Dripping Springs; Burtch comes from strong stint at Seminole
FW Brewer Kord Smith Wade Griffin Brewer looking for third coach in as many years; Griffin helped turn Elgin into a central Texas power
FW Western Hills John Naylor Blake Moilan
After four years and winless 2013, Schultz resigns; Moilan was team's DL coach
Grapevine Dave Henigan Randy Jackson Henigan leaves to take over Denton Ryan; Jackson in after one year at Plano East
Houston Waltrip Milton Dailey Todd Wright  Dailey resigns after two seasons due to health concerns; Wright was The Woodlands' DC 
Huntsville Shane Martin Rodney Southern Martin resigns after four years; Southern takes over after successful run at Belton
Little Elm Donald Stowers Kendrick Brown Stowers resigns after five years; Brown was DeSoto's DC
Longview Pine Tree Derek Fitzhenry David Collins Fitzhenry resigns after controversy-laden season; Collins coordinated Lake Travis' high-powered offense
Lovejoy Matt Green Ryan Cox Green leaves after two seasons to take over at Marble Falls; Cox promoted from DC
Magnolia Andy Sexton Sterling Doty Sexton out after seven seasons; Doty was Abilene Cooper's co-offensive coordinator
Mercedes Mike Uribe Roger Adame Uribe out after five years; Adame -- cousin of Sharyland's Ron Adame -- promoted from DC
Mount Pleasant Mart Graham Corey Homer Graham steps down due to health; Homer takes over his alma mater
Pflugerville Connally Howard McMahan Jason Cecil McMahan bolts for Round Rock McNeil; Cecil in from Austin McCallum 
Red Oak Mike Shields Brian Brown Shields takes HC job at Terrell; Brown in from Liberty-Eylau
SA Kenedy Richard Cerda Mike Inco  Cerda out after nine seasons; Inco was an assistant at Trinity University 
SA Southside Paul Haberer Ricky Lock Haberer reassigned within the district; Lock in from Gonzales
Santa Fe Jay Buckner Mark Kanipes Buckner done after six seasons; Kanipes was Pearland's OC
Seguin Wayne Walker Anthony Boykin Coaching mainstay Walker retires after 27 years -- four at Seguin; Boykin was San Marcos' OC 
Sherman Gary Joe Kinne Bill Patterson Kinne's largely successful five-year stint ends; Patterson in from Justin Northwest
Terrell Kevin Wilson Mike Shields
Wilson resigns after two years; Shields in after turning around Red Oak 
Wichita Falls Rider Jim Garfield Marc Bindel Garfield takes off for Elgin after four years; Bindel promoted from OC


2013-2014 4A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Aubrey Mike Segelski Keith Ivy Aubrey looking for a new coach again after just two years, nabs Seymour's Ivy
Brookshire Royal Marshall Green Eric Robinson  Green resigns after four seasons; Robinson in from Beckville 
Bushland Steven Flowers Jimmy Thomas In surprise move, Flowers leaves to take over Stinnett West Texas; Thomas in from Danbury
Carrizo Springs Eliseo Aguero Randy Graf Aguero out after four seasons; 
CC West Oso Eric Luster Scott Kilgore Luster becomes assistant at Plano East; Kilgore was Gregory-Portland's OC
Crandall Todd John Joe Dale Cary Two years is enough for John, who resigns; Cary in from assistant's position at Port Neches-Groves
Dallas Lincoln Zarnell Fitch John Towles Fitch leaves after one season to take over as director of HS relations at TCU; Towles was Irving Nimitz's DC 
Dallas Pinkston Gerald Jones Darin Dukes Jones out after just one season; Dukes spent years away from coaching 
Dallas Roosevelt Tommy Bonds Randall Johnson Roosevelt looking for another coach again as Bonds is out after a year; Johnson has history in DISD
Decatur Kyle Story Mike Fuller Story leaves to become first head coach at new Frisco Independence; Fuller in from Colleyville Heritage
Diboll Shane Adair Blake Morrison
Adair departs after three years; Morrison was Coldspring-Oakhurst's DC
Gladewater Jarrod Baugh John Berry Baugh out amid legal issues; Berry promoted from DC
Groesbeck Kodi Crane Bruce McDoanld Crane departs to become HC at Gonzales; McDonald was OC
Gonzales Ricky Lock Kodi Crane Lock makes leap to 4A SA Southside; Crane goes from Goats (Groesbeck) to Apaches
Houston Scarborough Jayson Merren Ajani Sanders
Merren leaves tough-luck Spartans; former Klein Collins assistant Sanders takes the challenge
Iowa Park Scott Ponder Aubrey Sims Ponder leaves IP to become head coach at Bells; Sims was terrific in leading Snyder and Grandview
Jourdanton Wayne Johnson Darrell Andrus Johnson resigns; alum Andrus won big at CC Flour Bluff
Kaufman Todd York  Craig Barker York leaves after eight seasons to take over as AD at Georgetown; Barker in from Garrison 
Kingsville King Robert Wilcox Teddy Carrier  Wilcox departs to be HC at Alvin; Carrier promoted from DC
Liberty-Eylau Brian Brown Steve Wells Brown leaves for Red Oak; Wells was OC, but had head coaching experience
Lytle Dan Gomez Damian Judge Gomez heads to San Benito after two years; Judge was OC at Pasadena Dobie
Mineral Wells Chuck Lawrence Gerald Perry Lawrence reassigned after five years; Perry was OC at Hewitt Midway
Needville Jamie Valentine Mike Giles
Valentine leaves after three-year stint; Giles in from OC spot at Naaman Forest
North Lamar Tommy Felty Tim Billings Longtime North Lamar coach Felty out after 17 seasons; Billings was DL coach at Memphis -- University of Memphis, that is
Palestine  Lance Angel Jay Brown Angel leaves after five seasons to take over as Bryan ISD's AD; Brown was Denton Ryan's DC 
Pampa Heath Parker Greg Paynor Parker becomes full-time AD at Pampa; Paynor in from Lubbock Roosevelt
Poteet Hank Willis Doug Foster Willis leaves after two years; Foster was Rockport-Fulton's DC
Raymondville Joe Gonzales Frank Cantu Gonzales out after three seasons; Cantu promoted from DC
Rockport-Fulton Huey Chancellor Jay Seibert Chancellor moves on to be HC at Edna; Seibert in from Troy
San Elizario Sal Aguirre Jose Nieves After two years including winless 2013, Aguirre is out; Nieves was OC at EP Socorro
Seminole Chris Burtch Kent Jackson Surprising move as Burtch resigns after 10 successful years; Jackson in from Lubbock Coronado 
Smithville  Wayne Childs Cyril Adkins Childs leaves to take assistant job at Flower Mound; Adkins promoted from assistant job 
Snyder Aubrey Sims James Polk Sims headed to Iowa Park; Polk promoted from assistant job
Splendora Brad Milam Marcus Schulz Milam leaves, opening the door for Schulz, who was Hillsboro's DC
Springtown Brad Turner Brian Hulett Turner resigns; Hulett up from 2A Eastland
Sweeny Paul Kilby Joseph Olguin Kilby resigns after just one year; Olguin promoted from DL coach 
Texarkana Pleasant Grove Kevin Davis  Josh Gibson Davis resigns after nine seasons to take over as OC at Carthage; Gibson was Frisco's OC 
WF Hirschi  Cody Slater  Danny Youngs Slater leaves to take over at new program Benbrook, which is set to hit the field in 2016; Youngs was Kenedale's DC 
Wills Point Kevin Garvin Greg Cranfill Six-year stint at WP ends for Garvin; Cranfill was assistant at Flower Mound Marcus


2013-2014 3A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Anahuac Marty Murr  Jason Speights  Murr out after two seasons; Speights was Alief Hastings' DC
Breckenridge Steve Freeman Casey Hubble Freeman resigns after four years; Hubble was an assistant with champion Denton Guyer
Bruceville-Eddy Chris Lancaster JB Cheney Lancaster resigns after five years; Cheney was Holland's OC
Buffalo Mark Read Gary Grubbs Read out after nearly a decade; Grubbs in from Blooming Grove
Clifton Brandon Brown Chuck Caniford
Brown out after four years; Caniford in from New Braunfels
Coleman Brad Ballard John Elder Ballard leaves after three seasons to take over at Rosebud-Lott; Elder promoted from assistant role 
Commerce Scott Wells Jeff Cleveland Wells out after five seasons; Cleveland in from EP Hanks 
Cotulla  Joseph Alvarado  Corey Spivey Alvarado out after five seasons; Spivey in from Junction 
Crockett  Joe Kettler  Jimmy Thompson Kettler out after two seasons; Thompson in from Ganado 
Dallas Life Oak Cliff Tim Rasmussen Carlos Turner Rasmussen out after just one 1-9 season; Turner was OC at Dallas Jefferson
Danbury Jimmy Thomas Jeff Whitehall Thomas headed for Bushland; Whitehall was the OC at Spring Woods 
DeKalb Brandon Easterly Eddy May Easterly out after two seasons; May in from Simms-Bowie 
Deweyville Chris Babin Lance Dale  Babin takes over at Warren; Dale was an assistant at East Chambers 
Dilley  Jody Cantu Manny Martinez Cantu out after two seasons; Martinez was previously the HC at SA Memorial 
Eastland Brian Hulett Cliff Watkins Wildly successful Hulett leaves for Springtown; Watkins was OC at Midland Lee
Edna Mike Pierce Huey Chancellor Pierce retires after 4-6 campaign in 2013; Chancellor in from Rockport-Fulton
Florence Paul Smith Joey McQueen Smith resigns after five seasons; former Lampasas coach McQueen takes over
Garrison Craig Barker  Lance Bernard Barker leaves after two seasons to take over at Kaufman; Bernard was the school's principal 
Kemp Greg Anderson Brandon Hankins Anderson resigns after sevens seasons; Hankins promoted from assistant role 
Lone Oak Dean Lasseter Lonnie Jordan Lasseter leaves Lone Oak after four seasons; Jordan comes from Mckinney, where he was an offensive coordinator
Lubbock Roosevelt Greg Poynor John Contrucci Poynor leaves for 3A Pampa; Contrucci comes from Leander, where he was an assistant
Mathis Tim Holt Rod Blount Holt retires; Blount promoted from OC
Merkel Keith Mullins John Cornelius Mullins joins the staff of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Cornelius was HC at Tahoka
Palestine Westwood Roger Mays Kevin Hayes
Mays reassigned within district; Hayes was Atlanta's OC
Palmer Duke Dalton Don Waddle Dalton leaves after four seasons to take over at Godley; Waddle was Princeton's OC 
Post Steve Smith Michael Pittman Smith leaves for Sundown; Pittman was a former assistant 
Quitman Ron Callahan John Woodard Callahan resigns; Woodard in from Warren
Red Oak Life Academy Mike Underwood Heath Blalock Underwood reassigned; Blalock was the DC at Frost
Rio Vista John Odell Jeffrey Stockton Odell departs after three years; Stockton was an assistant at Alvarado 
Rogers Jeff Walker Darren Anderson  Walker resigns after six seasons to become an assistant at Liberty Hill 
Santa Gertrudis Academy Stuart Burleson Arturo Lozano Just one year later, Burleson out; Lozano in from Bruni
Teague Daniel Johnson Donnie Osbourne Johnson resigns after two relatively successfull seasons; Osbourne takes over after serving as the school's principal
Troy Jay Seibert Ronnie Porter Seibert bolts for Rockport-Fulton; Porter promoted from DC
Van Vleck Greg Bagby Robert Blackmon Bagby resigns after four years; former Bay City HC Blackmon returns to alma mater
Vanderbilt Industrial Shane Lothman Jeff Rogers Vipers looking for a new coach after Lothman resigns; Rogers was Lexington's OC
Warren John Woodard Chris Babin Woodard departs to take HC job at Quitman; Babin in from Deweyville
White Oak Gerry Stanford Kris Iske Stanford leaves to take over Flower Mound Marcus; Iske promoted from within
Winona Scott Evans Keylon Kincade Evans resigned after being removed from AD duties; Kincade was an assistant at FW Paschal 
Woodville  Jared Slaten Mike Waldie Slaten out after one season as the interim HC; Waldie was Jacksonville's DC


2013-2014 2A Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Anderson-Shiro Dwayne Ross Andy Sexton Ross -- the only coach the Owls have ever known -- resigns; Sexton once was HC at Magnolia
Anson Keith Woolf Craig Hagler Woolf leaves to take job at Bastrop Cedar Creek after wildly successful two-year run; Hagler was Breckenridge assistant
Bells Randy Hitsman Scott Ponder Hitsman out after two seasons; Ponder leaves Iowa Park to take over
Bogata Rivercrest Michael Pointer Lance Cannot  Pointer leaves after one season to become DC at Prairiland; Cannot in from Detroit 
Brackettville James Richardson Justin Morris Richardson bolts for Somerville; Morris promoted from assistant role 
Bruni Arturo Lozano Kyle Freeman Lozano takes over at Santa Gertrudis Academy; Freeman was Hebbronville's DC
Claude Michael Widenor Duane Toliver Widenor done after just one year; Toliver comes from New Mexico
Colmesneil Fancy Johnson Edd Trotter Johnson departs after two seasons; Trotter was an assistant at Diboll 
Detroit Lance Cannot Matt Denmon Connot leaves to take over at Bogata Rivercrest; Denmon was an assistant at Paris North Lamar 
Electra Mark Young Todd Doughty Young bolts for Olney after two seasons; Doughty in from Meridian 
Farwell Taylor Read  Danny Brittain Read out after two seasons; Brittain was an assistant at Nocona 
Frost Eric Blenden Steve Burkett  Blenden, who turned Polar Bears into contenders, leaves for Valley Mills; Burkett was an assistant at Azle 
Ganado Jimmy Thompson Jim Bird Successful Thompson resigns after four years; Bird promoted from DC position
Goldthwaite Greg Proffitt and Jeffrey Head Greg Proffitt Messy situation with iconic coach Gary Proffitt leads to co-HCs Head and Greg Proffitt; Proffitt rehired as lone HC
Groveton Kevin Parker Brandon Craus
Parker out after five years; Craus is former Dayton assistant
Hale Center Paul Chandler Adam Cummings HC mainstay Chandler steps down; Cummings was DC at Canyon
Hamilton David Wright Mike Reed Wright reassigned; Reed was a six-man star at Throckmorton
Hawley Brad Schoonmaker Mitch Ables Schoonmaker out after four seasons; Ables was an assistant at Mount Vernon
Junction Corey Spivey Mitch McLemore Spivey reassigned within district; McLemore was DC for Stamford
Louise Danny Villanueva Oscar Castillo Villanueva resigns midseason for personal reasons; Castillo served as interim coach in Villanueva's absence
Memphis Andy Correll Brad Woods Correll headed to Lubbock Monterey to be OC; Woods promoted from DC
Meridian  Todd Doughty Chris Roberts Doughty headed to Electra; Roberts was an assistant as Humble Summer Creek  
Milano  Craig Jentsch Chad LaGrone Jentsch resigns after a 10-3 season; LaGrone promoted from assistant role
Moody Wade Wilson Kevin Chase Just two years later, Wilson out; Chase was assistant for 3A DII runner-up Fairfield
New Deal
Ron Mayo
Matt Hill
Longtime coach Mayo leaves coaching profession; Hill promoted from assistant's job
Olney  Hugh Farmer Mark Young Farmer leaves after just one season to take over at Seymour; Young in from Electra 
Pettus Dan Garza Jeff Doege Garza resigns after two years; Doege 
Riesel Ronnie Wilson Monty Endres Wilson resigns midseason due to private matter; Endres is former Muenster coach
Rosebud-Lott Craig Jackson Brad Ballard Jackson departs after three years; Ballard in from Coleman 
Schulenburg Tommy Bludau Brandon Brown Bludau retires after seven seasons at Schlenburg; Brown in from Clifton 
Seymour Keith Ivy Hugh Farmer Ivy headed to Aubrey; Farmer was Olney's OC
Somerville Scott Pederson James Richardson
Pederson departs after two seasons; Richardson was HC at Brackettville
Springlake-Earth JD Caffey  Israel DeLeon Caffey resigns after just one season; DeLeon was McCamey's OC 
Stamford Wayne Hutchinson Ronnie Casey Two-time defending champ Stamford loses coach Hutchinson to Lubbock Monterey; Casey adds HC job to AD post
Stinnett West Texas Keith Hardin Steven Flowers
Hardin out; Flower in from Bushland
Sudan Gordon Martin Guthry Edwards Martin leaves coaching to become principal; Edwards promoted from assistant role
Sundown Jerry Palmore Steve Smith Palmore done after two pretty good seasons; Smith in from Post
Tahoka John Cornelius Brandon Hopper Cornelius takes off for Merkel; Hopper promoted from OC
Thrall Jeff Doege Jason Cole Doege heads off to Pettus; Cole in from assistant's job at Austin McCallum
Valley Mills Dusty Robinson Eric Blenden Robinson out after disappointing 1-9 campaign; Blenden turned Frost into a contender
Wolfe City Travis Smith M.K. Hamilton Smith reassigned; Hamilton had HC stints at North Dallas and New Waverly
Wheeler Brandon Smith  Aaron Witten Smith out after just one season; Witten hired from Texhoma in Oklahoma 
Wortham Shane Doege Michael Widenor  Doege off to Groesbeck to be an assistant; Widenor in from Claude 


2013-2014 1A (Six-Man) Changes
School Old coach New coach Notes
Klondike Chad Fouts N/A Fouts departs after three seasons
Kopperl Cooper Thornhill Jarratt Shipp Thornhill out, Shipp in
New Home JK Hester Koby Abney Hester leaves after two seasons; Abney in
Rule Richard Jackson Mark Weaver Jackson out after two seasons; Weaver takes over
Throckmorton Mike Reed Shane Mallory Reed -- who guided Greyhounds to titles in 2011 and 2012 -- takes over 2A Hamilton
Wilson Chase Ryan N/A Ryan resigns after two seasons


2013-2014 New Schools
School New coach Notes
Frisco Independence Kyle Story Story had impressive run at Decatur
Mission Pioneer Jason Wheeler Wheeler comes aboard Pioneer after being Port Isabel's DC 

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