Mills reassigned at La Porte
Mills reassigned at La Porte
2005-01-06 00:00:00
Below is our latest comprehensive list on Texas high school football coaching changes since the end of the 2004 season, including the unfortunate news of T.J. Mills getting reassigned at 5A La Porte.

Mills, who set a state record by leading 3A Sealy to four straight state championships between 1994-97, led the Bulldogs to a 5-6 mark this past season. Mills was 11-11 in his two seasons at La Porte with two postseason appearances, and 15-15 in his three seasons at Odessa Permian (2000-02) after heading to West Texas from Sealy.

La Porte won five of its last six games this past fall, prior to a bi-district exit in the postseason by Clear Lake, which would advance to the 5A, Div. II semifinals. La Porte's top two offensive performers are returning in 2005: sophomore quarterback Boogie Anagnostou (1,52 yards and 16 TDs) and junior running back DeeWee Davis (745 yards and nine TDs).

Mills, who is reportedly one year away from retirement and was hoping to stay through the '05 season, has a phenomenal career coaching mark of 194-78. He coached at Houston Westbury before building a 3A dynasty at Sealy, which included a stretch of 35 straight victories and a whopping 24 consecutive wins in the postseason.

Below is a comprehensive list of the more than 50 head coaching changes within the past two weeks. (If you are aware of any head coaching changes or would like to report a coaching change, please e-mail us at

Alice4AVan Tom WhatleyBrent Davis hired in South Texas from The Colony north of Dallas
Amarillo Boys Ranch2ACokey WilsonOne of two Amarillo schools in 7-2A
Amarillo Tascosa5ARon RogersHired 32-year old Heath Parker from 4A Pampa
Austin LBJ4ADavid SeabornSomerville HFC Claude Mathis hired to replace Seaborn
Austin Reagan4ATodd PatmonFirst HFC stint: 17-17 in three seasons
Beaumont Central4AEric Jackson1-9 in '04 (his only season as HFC); outscored 341-106
Beaumont West Brook5AAl RabbReassigned after 28 years at school; eight as HFC
Beaumont Ozen4AThomas BrooksAfter three seasons at Ozen, Brooks heads to Tyler John Tyler
Bloomington2ASonny GarciaProgram is 5-35 under three different coaches dating back to 2001
Brownsville Hanna5ATony VillarrealGolden Eagles have missed playoffs last three years
Bullard Brook Hill3AN/ATAPPS school in Tyler area will add FB for '05 season
CarlisleAPat WardMade headlines, in a bad way, for conduct vs. Overton
Chisum2ABilly WallingMustangs have struggled to bring respect to local resident and rancher Gene Stallings
Clear Creek5AAubrey SchulzBaytown Lee asst. coach Darrell Warden returning to CC as head coach
Coleman2ARonnie FowlkesBluecats reached second round of the playoffs in '04
CoolidgeSix-ManBill OswaldYellowjackets have stiff competition in District 15
Dallas First BaptistTAPPSDavid LoveringSaints have plenty of prospects and promise in '05
Denton4AGary FisherBroncos second fiddle to 5A Ryan High in district
Denton Guyer4AN/AThird school in Denton ISD will start varsity play in '06
Edinburg North5AMario LopezFormer North asst. Roy Garza hired to replace Lopez
Farmersville3AMike OvertonAD Keith Wright steps in with 22 years of coaching experience
Fort Bend Elkins5AGreg AlexanderKnights were 3-7 and lost last five games this season
Fort Bend Hightower5AKevin O'KeefeHired as HFC at Katy Seven Lakes; great stint with 'Canes
Frankston2ATom SpearsTwo year playoff run in 2002-03 for first time in history
Garland Lakeview Centennial5AFlint RisienDon Willis promoted to replace Risien, who is looking for college jump
Georgetown5ALarry MooreSon, Tyler was junior starting QB for the Eagles in 2004
Granbury4AMike LebbyFormer Andrews coach headed to Saginaw after 6-4 season
Hallsville4ARoger AdamsDavid Plunk promoted to replace Adams, who wants more time with family
Hawley2AJeff ButtsBearcats school shooting for school's first playoff appearance
Hermleigh1AJason BrewerCardinals made jump from six-man in 2004
Hooks2ASteve WellsHornets have always been tough, starting with Billy Sims
Humble5ANeil QuillinWalt Beasley promoted from offensive coordinator
Judson Wagner4AN/ANew school in Converse ISD (pulling students from Judson)
Katy Seven Lakes 4AN/ANew school in 2005 has hired Kevin O'Keefe
La Porte5AT.J. MillsLegendary coach won four straight titles at 3A Sealy from 1994-97
Laredo United South5ABobby DavisSplit of school with LBJ High has hurt program
Leonard2AGerald JamesJames gained headlines for playing two players against Anna who had been arrested earlier in the week
Lewisville5ARonnie GageMoving into AD role in Lewisville
Mercedes4AHector MartinezLongtime Harlingen asst. Gilbert Leal hired to replace Martinez
Midland Greenwood3ABob Pursor150-win coach led Greenwood to state title game in 2002
Mineral Wells4AKelly WestWest family has incredible coaching presence in Texas
OvertonAJodie StringerStephen DuBose promoted to replace Stringer
Pampa4AHeath ParkerBryan Wood hired after 43-9 mark at Sunray last four seasons
Pilot Point3AG.A. MooreMoore retiring with state-record 412 wins and eight state titles
Quinlan Ford3ABilly ButlerPanthers were preseason favorite in 11-3A
Quitman2ARick PorterAlleged misconduct issues surrounded Porter during 2004 season
Red Oak4ADwayne OsborneNo easy task in 14-4A against Ennis, Corsicana
Rockwall 5AMark ElamMoving into administrative role as AD of Rockwall ISD
Rockwall Heath4AN/ANew school in Rockwall (eastern suburb of Dallas)
Saginaw4AN/ANew school in 2005 hires Mike Lebby from Granbury
San Antonio Stevens5AN/ANew school in Northside ISD will begin varsity play in 2006
Schertz Steele4AN/ANew school in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (pulling from Clemens)
Somerville2AClaude MathisFormer star RB Mathis headed to Austin LBJ
Smithville3AChris FlowersFlowers failed to win one game in three seasons as HFC
Stamford2AEddie RichardsonGordon Wood won state titles here in 1955 and '56
Sweeny3AMike Treybig2-8 Bulldogs missed postseason for third straight season
Tahoka2ATroy HindsBulldogs struggle in difficult 5-2A in Panhandle
Taft2ADavid DavisGreyhounds dropped down from 3A this fall
The Colony5ABrent DavisA Lubbock native, Davis headed to the Panhandle to coach 4A Alice
Tyler John Tyler5AKelvin RatliffThomas Brooks arrives after three years at Beaumont Ozen
Weslaco5AJim HitePanthers winless in district for second straight year
West Rusk2ABilly Don DavisMichael Bowling hired from Bryan St. Joseph (private school)

Below is a recap of the top five winningest coaches, to include Moore and the late Gordon Wood, in national high schoolfootball history:

John McKissickSummerville (S.C.)1952-present520-124-13
John T. CurtisRiver Ridge (La.), John Curtis Christian1969-present416-47-6
G.A. MooreBryson, Pilot Point, Sherman, Celina1962-2004412-83-9
Pete AdkinsCentralia (Mo.), Jefferson City (Mo.)1951-94405-60-4
Gordon WoodRule, Haskell, Roscoe, Seminole, Winters, Stamford, Victoria, Brownwood1940-85396-91-15

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