This Week in TXHSFB: Two big retirements in Houston; McAuliffe leaves Judson for Cy Ranch

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A pair of big retirements in Houston

Monday two long tenured coaches in the Houston area announced their retirements resulting in Katy Cinco Ranch and Fort Bend Austin both opening up. Clayton, who opened Cinco Ranch in 1999, stepped down with a 141-77 overall record at CRHS. He led the Cougars to the state semifinals in 2009 and 2016 and retires with an overall record of 151-108 as he spent five seasons leading Livingston in the 1990s. While at Fort Bend Austin, Dan Schreiber retired after 18 seasons as a head coach with stops at Hondo and Duncanville before spending the past 10 seasons in Fort Bend leading Austin High.

Cy Ranch hires Judson's McAuliffe

Thursday morning, Cy Ranch officially named Converse Judson head coach Sean McAuliffe as its next HFC/AD. McAuliffe was HC at Judson since 2014 and led the Rockets to the state semifinals in 2014 and leaves with a 54-13 record. McAuliffe's hire means one of the most high-profile jobs in San Antonio and the entire state is open. 

Crosby names Jerry Prieto

As we predicted in last week’s article, Crosby indeed namee an offensive coordinator from the Coastal Bend as Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial OC Jerry Prieto was named as the next HFC/AD at Crosby Tuesday night. Prieto oversaw one of the most explosive offenses in South Texas and gets to return to his roots as he is originally from the Houston area.

Marble Falls hires former Lockhart HC

Former Lockhart head coach Brian Herman wasn’t without a gig for long. On Monday night, he was named the next head football coach at Marble Falls. Herman will bring his Slot-T offense to Marble Falls, which will be a major departure from the spread offense which has been such a staple for the past few seasons. It’ll be interesting to see how that transition goes in 2019.

Taylor names Riesel’s Robert Little

After a lengthy search to replace Rusty Purser, on Monday night Taylor ISD named Riesel head coach Robert Little as its next HFC/AD. In 12 seasons a head coach, Little has a 100-57 overall record, including leading Chilton to a state title in 2006. He spent the last three seasons at Riesel and led the Indians to a 10-3 mark in 2018.

Texarkana Liberty-Eylau has their guy

Texarkana Liberty-Eylau won’t make its hire officially for another week as the board meeting is set for April 25, but multiple sources have confirmed they’ve settled on its next HFC/AD and it will be Richland defensive coordinator Klint King. King fits the mold Liberty-Eylau was looking for with a young and high-energy guy and King has ties to East Texas as well being a native of Sulphur Springs. The job drew a lot of interest from across the state and from Arkansas, including candidates who have state titles on their resume.

DeLeon stays in-house

As expected, DeLeon hired internally Monday night and promoted defensive coordinator Andrew Dickson to the position of HFC/AD at the 2A school southwest of Stephenville. Dickson spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator at DeLeon and replaces David Yeager who stepped down in March.

7-on-7 SQT play begins in next week

The Texas 7-on-7 Qualifying Season kicks off on April 27 with a Division I State Qualifier in Frisco, for the full schedule and information on 7-on-7 in Texas go to

The Frisco SQT will take place at the Star in Frisco and due to re-sodding of the Dallas Cowboys grass practice field, two pools will take place at Wakeland High School. Click the link below for pools!


With Spring Break in the rearview mirror it’s time to start looking ahead to Spring Football across the state!! Class 5A and Class 6A schools have the option to participate in spring practice and if they elect to do so they start fall camp a week later than 4A and below programs and 5A/6A schools that elected to not have spring ball. Schools that also choose to have spring ball also only have one preseason scrimmage instead of two. Below is a list of dates for spring football games across the state, if we are missing one send to!


May 9: Flower Mound, 6:00pm at Flower Mound HS

May 9: Plano East, 7:00pm at Kimbrough Stadium

May 10: White Settlement Brewer, 6:00pm at Brewer HS

May 14: Katy Cinco Ranch, 6:00pm at Cinco Ranch HS

May 14: Cy-Fair, 7:00pm at Cy-Fair HS

May 14: Round Rock Westwood, 6:00pm at Westwood HS

May 14: Laredo United, 6:30pm at Krueger Field

May 14: Saginaw Boswell, 6:00pm at Boswell HS

May 15: Tyler John Tyler, 6:00pm at John Tyler HS

May 15: Waxahachie, TBD at Lumpkins Stadium

May 15: Odessa Permian, 6:30pm at Ratliff Stadium

May 16: Allen, 6:00pm at Eagle Stadium

May 16: Duncanville, 7:00pm at Panther Stadium

May 16: South Grand Prairie, TBD at SGPHS

May 16: Southlake Carroll, TBD at Dragon Stadium

May 16: Keller, 7:00pm at Keller ISD Stadium

May 16: Keller Central, 7:00pm at Keller Central HS

May 16: Keller Fossil Ridge, 6:00pm at Fossil Ridge HS

May 16: Lewisville, 7:00pm at Goldsmith Stadium

May 16: Flower Mound Marcus, 6:00pm at Marauder Stadium

May 16: Odessa, 7:00pm at Ratliff Stadium

May 16: Pearland, 7:00pm at The Rig

May 16: Granbury, 6:00pm at Pirate Stadium

May 16: Denton Guyer, 5:00pm at Guyer HS

May 16: Frisco Lone Star, 5:00pm at Lone Star HS

May 16: Alvin Shadow Creek, 6:30pm at Shadow Creek HS

May 16: Austin Westlake, 7:00pm at Westlake HS

May 16: Fort Bend Hightower, 6:00pm at Mercer Stadium

May 17: Alief Elsik, 6:00pm at Crump Stadium

May 17: Tyler Lee, 5:30pm at Lee HS

May 17: Burleson Centennial, 6:00pm at Centennial HS

May 17: Lubbock Cooper, 5:30pm at Pirate Stadium

May 17: Weatherford, 6:30pm at Kangaroo Stadium

May 17: Red Oak, 7:00pm at Goodloe Stadium

May 17: McKinney, 6:00pm at Poe Stadium

May 17: Leander, 7:00pm at Bible Stadium

May 17: Lake Travis, 7:30pm at Cavalier Stadium

May 17: Katy Seven Lakes, 6:30pm at Seven Lakes HS

May 17: El Paso Montwood, 6:00pm at Montwood HS

May 18: Cypress Bridgeland, TBD at Bridgeland HS

May 18: Frisco Heritage, 7:00pm at Heritage HS

May 18: Pearland Dawson, 10:00am at Dawson HS

May 18: Willis, 7:00pm at Yates Stadium

May 20: Houston King, 6:00pm at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium

May 20: Longview, 6:00pm at Lobo Stadium

May 21: Forney, 7:00pm at City Bank Stadium

May 21: Wylie, 5:30pm at Wylie ISD Stadium

May 21: Austin Reagan, 6:00pm at Nelson Field

May 21: Mesquite, 7:00pm at Hanby Stadium

May 21: Rockwall, 7:00pm at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

May 21: Pasadena Dobie, 3:00pm at Dobie HS

May 21: Arlington Lamar, 6:00pm at Cravens Field

May 22: El Paso Pebble Hills, 6:00pm at Pebble Hills HS

May 22: Clear Brook, 7:00pm at Clear Brook HS

May 22: Frisco Centennial, 5:00pm at Centennial HS

May 22: McKinney Boyd, 7:00pm at Boyd HS

May 22: Cedar Hill, 6:00pm at Longhorn Stadium

May 22: Sachse, 6:30pm at Sachse HS

May 22: Belton, 5:30pm at Belton HS

May 22: Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, 5:00pm at Veterans Memorial HS

May 22: Dripping Springs, 6:00pm at Tiger Stadium

May 22: Frisco Lebanon Trail, 6:00pm at Lebanon Trail HS

May 23: Mission Veterans Memorial, 6:00pm at Veterans Memorial HS

May 23: Haslet Eaton, 6:30pm at Eaton HS

May 23: San Angelo Central, 6:00pm at San Angelo Stadium

May 23: Colleyville Heritage, 6:00pm at CHHS

May 23: Haltom, 5:00pm at Birdville Stadium

May 23: Arlington, 6:00pm at Arlington HS

May 23: San Antonio O’Connor, 5:00pm at O’Connor HS

May 23: Waco Midway, 5:00pm at Panther Stadium

May 23: Justin Northwest, 6:00pm at Northwest ISD Stadium

May 23: McKinney North, 6:30pm at McKinney North HS

May 23: Frisco Memorial, 6:00pm at Memorial HS

May 23: Lancaster, 6:30pm at Humphrey Tiger Stadium

May 23: Midlothian, 6:30pm at MISD Stadium

May 23: North Forney, 6:00pm at City Bank Stadium

May 23: El Paso Eastlake, 6:00pm at Eastlake HS

May 23: Klein Cain, 7:00pm at Cain HS

May 23: Frisco, 3:00pm at Frisco HS

May 23: Arlington Martin, 6:00pm at Martin HS

May 24: Waco, 6:00pm at Waco HS

May 24: El Paso Del Valle, 5:00pm at Conquest Stadium

May 24: Cedar Park, 7:30pm at Cedar Park HS

May 24: South Oak Cliff, 6:00pm at Kincaide Stadium

May 24: El Paso Americas, 7:00pm at Americas HS

May 24: McAllen Memorial, 6:00pm at Boxer Hernandez Stadium


It’s officially clinic season in the state of Texas and if you have coaching clinic information that we are missing below by all means send it our way! You can e-mail it to me at or reach out to me on twitter @Matt_Stepp817

May 3-4: I-45 Clinic, The Woodlands

May 3-4: El Paso Football Clinic, El Paso

June 11-13: Angelo Football Clinic, San Angelo

June 13-14: Dos Amigos Clinic, Eagle Pass

July 21-23: 2017 THSCA Coaches Convention & Coaching School, Houston




Matt Stepp is the Texas High School Football Inside for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Find him on Twitter: @Matt_Stepp817.

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