Texas High School Football Coaching Changes

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School
Class
New Coach
Old Coach
Last Year's Record
Abilene Eagles
6A
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Del Cox
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Cox gets promoted to Abilene ISD assistant athletic director on April 22. He spent the past four years as HC at Abilene High and posted a 26-18 record.
Alvin Yellowjackets
6A
New Coach: Tim Teykl
Old Coach: Buddy Hardin
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Hardin steps down after one year at Alvin where he failed to win a game leading the Yellowjackets. Alvin hires former South Carolina assistant coach Kirk Botkin on February 25. Just two days later Botkin advised Alvin ISD he would not be taking the job. Alvin hires University of Houston Director of HS Relations Tim Teykl on April 3.
Benjamin Davis Falcons
6A
New Coach: Scott Joseph
Old Coach: James Showers
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Showers, who started the Aldine Davis program steps down after five seasons, he posted a 26-27 record and led Davis to four playoff appearances. Katy Morton Ranch DC Scott Joseph hired on February 27.
Brazoswood Buccaneers
6A
New Coach: Danny Youngs
Old Coach: Dean DeAtley
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: DeAtley resigned shortly at the end of the 2018 season; he spent 18 seasons at Brazoswood. His best season was 2009 when he posted a 10-4 record and led the Bucs to the Regional Finals. Wichita Falls Hirschi HC Danny Youngs hired on February 11.
Clark Cougars
6A
New Coach: JL Geist
Old Coach: Steve McGhee
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: McGhee, a Clark alum steps down after nine seasons leading the Cougars. He posted a 33-59 record. Fort Bend Dulles HC Geist hired to lead San Antonio Clark on February 11.
Converse Judson Rockets
6A
New Coach: Rodney Williams
Old Coach: Sean McAuliffe
Last Year's Record: 12-1
Notes: McAuliffe steps down after five seasons and a 54-13 mark at Judson to take over at Cypress Ranch, he twice led the Rockets to the state semi-finals. OC Rodney Williams named interim coach for the 2019 season.
Cypress Ranch Mustangs
6A
New Coach: Sean McAuliffe
Old Coach: Gene Johnson
Last Year's Record: 11-1
Notes: Johnson departs Cy Ranch after nine seasons and a 77-30 record, including leading Cy Ranch to the state title game in 2013. Cy Ranch hires Converse Judson HC Sean McAuliffe on April 18.
Cypress Ridge Rams
6A
New Coach: Andrew Shanle
Old Coach: Gary Thiebaud
Last Year's Record: 7-3
Notes: Thiebaud announces his retirement on January 8 after 42 years in education, he's the only head coach the school has known he posted an 82-80 record in 15 years at Cy Ridge. In 19 overall years as a head coach, at Lindale, Dallas Hillcrest and Cy Ridge, Thiebaud posted a 105-96-2 record. Cy Ranch DC Andrew Shanle hired February 15.
Dallas Molina Jaguars
6A
New Coach: Lance Bruner
Old Coach: Mike Nucci
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Nucci steps down after three seasons at Molina, he led MHS to the playoffs in 2016 and 2017 and went 8-3 in 2017. Molina hires Cedar Hill WR Coach Lance Bruner on March 28.
Del Rio Rams
6A
New Coach: Rod Taylor
Old Coach: Frenchy McCrea
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: McCrea, a Del Rio alum was reassigned after six seasons he posted a 32-34 record with his best season being a 10-2 record in 2016. Del Rio hires Hutchinson CC OC Rod Taylor on January 11.
DeSoto Eagles
6A
New Coach: Claude Mathis
Old Coach: Mike Robinson
Last Year's Record: 9-3
Notes: Robinson steps down at DeSoto after just one season; he will move into a role as assistant athletic director. DeSoto will be on their fourth head coach in the past six seasons in 2019. Marshall HC Claude Mathis returns to DeSoto on January 14, he spent two years at SMU as an assistant and two seasons at Marshall his four years away from DeSoto. He led the Eagles to a 74-18 in record in seven years there from 2008-2014.
Fort Bend Austin Bulldogs
6A
New Coach: Mike Arogbonlo
Old Coach: Dan Schreiber
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Schreiber announces his retirement; he spent 18 seasons as a head coach at Hondo, Duncanville and Fort Bend Austin. Fort Bend Travis OC Mike Arogbonlo hired on May 16.
Fort Bend Dulles Vikings
6A
New Coach: Shane Byrd
Old Coach: JL Geist
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Geist steps down at Dulles after three years and a 17-12 record to take over at San Antonio Clark. OC Shane Byrd promoted on March 8.
Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars
6A
New Coach: Chris Dudley
Old Coach: Don Clayton
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Clayton announces his retirement he spent 19 years leading Cinco Ranch and posted a 141-77 overall record. He was a head coach for a total of 22 seasons and posted a 151-108 record. He led Cinco Ranch to the state semi-finals in 2009 and 2016. Katy Taylor DC Chris Dudley hired on May 20.
La Porte Bulldogs
6A
New Coach: Anthony Renfro
Old Coach: Jeff LaReau
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: LaReau resigns after leading LaPorte for 14 seasons. He posted a 103-61 record, with his best year coming in 2011 when LaPorte went 12-2. Clear Springs DC Anthony Renfro hired on February 12.
Leander Lions
6A
New Coach: Kris Price
Old Coach: Tim Smith
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Smith steps down after three seasons at Leander and a 4-26 record. Growth in Leander ISD in recent years has cut into the LHS depth and talent pool. Keller DC Kris Price hired on January 24 for his first head coaching job.
McAllen Bulldogs
6A
New Coach: Patrick Shelby
Old Coach: Kevin Brewer
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Brewer steps down after six seasons leading McAllen; he posted a 31-33 record at McHi. Weslaco OC Patrick Shelby hired on January 21.
McKinney Boyd Broncos
6A
New Coach: Joe McBride
Old Coach: Don Drake
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Drake resigns after 12 seasons, he was the only coach Boyd has known. He posted a 64-67 record; his best season was a 9-4 record in 2007. Coppell ISD AD Joe McBride hired on January 25. McBride holds a 58-22 record in seven seasons as a head coach at Frisco Liberty, Coppell and Dripping Springs.
Mesquite Horn Jaguars
6A
New Coach: Chris Hudler
Old Coach: Mike Overton
Last Year's Record: 5-8
Notes: Overton retires after a 39-year career coaching; he posted a 116-68 overall record in 16 seasons as a head coach at Farmersville, West Mesquite and Mesquite Horn. DC Hudler promoted to HFC on March 4.
Naaman Forest Rangers
6A
New Coach: Jesse Perales
Old Coach: Marvin Sedberry, Jr.
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Sedberry steps down after five years to take over at Terrell. He won just a single game in his first two years and then led Naaman to three straight playoff appearances. El Paso Del Valle HC Jesse Perales named HC on May 20.
Pasadena Eagles
6A
New Coach: David Zapien
Old Coach: Jeff Ganske
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Ganske announced his retirement at the end of the school year, he led the Eagles for 11 seasons. OC David Zapien promoted to HFC on February 26.
Pasadena Memorial Mavericks
6A
New Coach: James Crocker
Old Coach: Chris Quillian
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Quillian announces his retirement on February 28, he spent 15 seasons as a head coach at Emory Rains, Hempstead and Pasadena Memorial. He spent seven seasons at Memorial. Friendswood DC James Crocker hired on March 26.
Pasadena Rayburn Texans
6A
New Coach: Demond Stafford
Old Coach: Shaun Wynn
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Wynn steps down after three years leading the Texans, they won just two games during his stint and are mired in an eighteen game losing streak. Pasadena Memorial assistant Demond Stafford hired on March 26.
Plano West Wolves
6A
New Coach: Tyler Soukup
Old Coach: Scott Smith
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Smith, who had a succesful stint at Lake Highlands was unable to end Plano West's struggles winning just four games in four seasons. Plano West is currently mired in a 26 game losing streak. After more than three months without a head coach, Plano West hires Hebron OC Tyler Soukup.
Rivera Raiders
6A
New Coach: Alberto Leal
Old Coach: Tom Chavez
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Chavez steps down at Rivera after seven seasons in his second run at RHS. The program has fallen on hard times winning just two games the past four seasons. Brownsville Lopez DC Alberto Leal hired in April 5.
Rockwall-Heath Hawks
6A
New Coach: Mike Spradlin
Old Coach: Mickey Moss
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Moss announces his retirement on December 12; he led Heath for eleven seasons posting an 80-45 record, with his best year being a 13-1 mark in 2008. Moss spent 21 years as a head coach at Austin High, South Garland and Rockwall-Heath posting a career mark of 145-91. RISD hires Magnolia ISD AD Mike Spradlin on January 22, Spradlin has a 109-64 record in 15 years as a head coach at Navasota, Round Rock Westwood, Abilene Cooper and Temple. He led Temple to a state title game in 2014.
Socorro Bulldogs
6A
New Coach: Anthony Hinsley
Old Coach: Marcus Graham
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Graham, who helped turn El Paso Burges around resigns after three seasons at Socorro. The Bulldogs are currently mired in the state's longest losing streak at 37 games. PSJA LB Coach Anthony Hinsley on February 20.
South Garland Colonels
6A
New Coach: Damaso Martinez
Old Coach: Josh Ragsdale
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Ragsdale departs South Garland after three seasons, prior to his tenure at SGHS he led Dallas Adamson to a pair of playoff appearances. Garland ISD hires Damaso Martinez on January 22, Martinez previously served as campus coordinator at Plano McMillan HS which feeds into Plano East.
Stevens Falcons
6A
New Coach: Anthony Boykin
Old Coach: Conrad Hernandez
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Hernandez moves into Northside ISD Athletic Administration after two seasons. San Antonio Marshall assistant and former Seguin HC Anthony Boykin hired May 3.
Weslaco Panthers
6A
New Coach: Roy Stroman
Old Coach: Mike Salinas
Last Year's Record: 11-2
Notes: After two seasons at Weslaco, Salinas steps down to take a job in the private sector. He posted a 14-8 record at Weslaco. Longtime assistant Roy Stroman hired on February 11.
Austin Navarro Vikings
5A Division I
New Coach: Larry Lumbreras
Old Coach: Jonathan Hayhurst
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Hayhurst resigns his post after three seasons to take a position on staff at Leander Rouse. Kyle Lehman assistant coach Lumbreras hired on May 20.
Bel Air Highlanders
5A Division I
New Coach: Eric Scogin
Old Coach: Tony Cervantez
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Cevantez departs after six seasons and a 21-42 record, he led Bel Air to three playoff appearances. Parkland OC Eric Scogin hired on December 19.
Caney Creek Panthers
5A Division I
New Coach: Ned Barrier
Old Coach: Steve Svendsen
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Svendsen returns to coach in his native South Dakota after four seasons and a 6-34 record. Former Wallis Brazos HC Ned Barrier hired on May 21.
Del Valle Conquistadores
5A Division I
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Jesse Perales
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Perales after 15 successful seasons and a 125-50 record departs Del Valle to take over at 6A Garland Naaman Forrest.
Galena Park Yellowjackets
5A Division I
New Coach: Spiro Amarantos
Old Coach: George Young
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Young steps down after two seasons at GPHS posting a 5-14 record. GPISD hires New Caney Porter assistant and Galena Park High alum Amarantos on April 23.
Georgetown Eagles
5A Division I
New Coach: Chuck Griffin
Old Coach: Jason Dean
Last Year's Record: 9-4
Notes: Dean promoted to Georgetown ISD Athletic Director on March 5, he posted a 78-37 record in ten years at Georgetown including a trip to the state title game in 2012. Abilene ISD Assistant AD Chuck Griffin hired on March 29.
Goose Creek Memorial Patriots
5A Division I
New Coach: Shannon Carter
Old Coach: Bren Jones
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Jones steps down after three seasons and will join the staff at Smithson Valley. Katy Cinco Ranch DC Shannon Carter hired on May 6.
Hightower Hurricanes
5A Division I
New Coach: Joseph Sam
Old Coach: Padriac McGinnis
Last Year's Record: 3-8
Notes: McGinnis steps down after six seasons at Hightower; posting a 38-27 record. Mansfield Legacy DC Joseph Sam hired on January 12.
Magnolia Bulldogs
5A Division I
New Coach: Craig Martin
Old Coach: Sterling Doty
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Doty steps down after five years and a 33-22 record to take over at his alma mater Stephenville. Temple OC Craig Martin hired on March 7.
Magnolia West Mustangs
5A Division I
New Coach: Blake Joseph
Old Coach: JD Berna
Last Year's Record: 9-3
Notes: Berna after three years and an impressive 25-9 overall record is promoted to Magnolia ISD AD. OC Blake Joseph promoted on February 28.
Mesquite Poteet Pirates
5A Division I
New Coach: Rodney McLain
Old Coach: Kody Groves
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Groves promoted to Mesquite ISD AD on February 11; he posted a 56-21 record in six seasons leading Poteet. DC Rodney McLain hired on March 4.
PSJA Memorial Wolverines
5A Division I
New Coach: David Brown
Old Coach: Mike Uribe
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Uribe departs after four seasons and a 9-30 record at PSJA Memorial. Raymondville DC David Brown hired to take over on December 21.
Rio Grande City Rattlers
5A Division I
New Coach: Leo Mireles
Old Coach: Aaron Garcia
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Garcia steps down after three years and a 13-17 record, Laredo United DC Leo Mireles hired to take over on January 14.
Waller Bulldogs
5A Division I
New Coach: Gene Johnson
Old Coach: Jim Phillips
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Phillips moves into an AD only role after four seasons in his second stint at Waller. Coach Phillips holds a 153-158 record in 29 seasons as a head coach at Waller, Greenville and Pasadena Dobie. Former Cy Ranch HC Gene Johnson hired on March 18.
Wilson Wildcats
5A Division I
New Coach: Tony Benedetto
Old Coach: Bobby Estes
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Estes departs Woodrow Wilson after 22 years to take a job in Dallas ISD administration. He posted a 138-102 record, his best seasons were back to back 11-1 seasons in 2005 and 2006. Mesquite Poteet assistant coach Tony Benedetto hired on February 7.
Aledo Bearcats
5A Division II
New Coach: Tim Buchanan
Old Coach: Steve Wood
Last Year's Record: 16-0
Notes: Wood after five incredible seasons leading Aledo to three state titles moves into the athletic director role. Wood led Aledo to a 75-4 record. In steps former HC Tim Buchanan who had been the Aledo AD the past five years. Buchanan led Aledo to five state titles and compiled a 227-52-3 mark in 21 years leading the Bearcats.
Bowie Bears
5A Division II
New Coach: Andres Vale
Old Coach: Robert Padilla
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Padilla steps down after ten seasons leading the Bears and posting a 60-48 record. 2013 was his best season as Bowie posted an 8-4 record and earned a playoff win. OC Andres Vale promoted to HFC on January 24.
Cleveland Indians
5A Division II
New Coach: Norris Taff
Old Coach: Keith Hendrix
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Hendrix steps down after four years and an 8-30 record. Assistant Norris Taff promoted on January 22.
Corsicana Tigers
5A Division II
New Coach: Hal Wasson
Old Coach: Stephen Hoffman
Last Year's Record: 9-3
Notes: Hoffman departs Corsicana after six seasons to take over at Buda Johnson; which will play a varsity schedule in 2020. Hoffman posted a 32-31 record in Corsicana. Wasson, a native of nearby Kerens steps in after spending 2018 as Irving ISD AD. Wason has an impressive 239-111-3 record in 30 years as a head coach with stops at Italy, San Saba, Pittsburg, Kerens, Mexia, Liberty Hill, Keller Fossil Ridge and Southlake Carroll. He led Carroll to the 2011 state title.
Crosby Cougars
5A Division II
New Coach: Jerry Prieto
Old Coach: Jeff Riordan
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Riordan resigns after seven seasons and an impressive 66-18 mark at Crosby. His best season was 2014 when Crosby posted a 13-2 mark and advanced to the state semi-finals. Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial OC Jerry Prieto hired on April 16.
East View Patriots
5A Division II
New Coach: Jerod Fikac
Old Coach: Robert Davies
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Davies steps down after leading East View for seven seasons to take a role in Georgetown ISD athletic administration. He opened EVHS in 2011 and led the Patriots to a pair of district titles, including a 9-3 mark in 2014. East View hires San Saba head coach Jerod Fikac on February 20.
Edcouch-Elsa Yellowjackets
5A Division II
New Coach: Christian Navarro
Old Coach: Bradley Chavez
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Chavez was let go midway through his first season at Edcouch-Elsa, the 'Jackets have missed the playoffs in back to back seasons. Edcouch-Elsa names current AD Navarro as AD/HFC.
Fort Worth Southwest Raiders
5A Division II
New Coach: Daron Franklin
Old Coach: Rob Goebel
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Goebel steps down after three years and a 20-13 record at Southwest. He led the Raiders to the playoffs three straight years after SHS had won just nine games from 2013-2015. Little Elm DB Coach Daron Franklin hired on March 22. Franklin has two years of head coaching experience under his belt at Bourgeois HS in Gray, LA and also spent two years as an assistant coach at Southwest in 2016 and 2017.
Frisco Raccoons
5A Division II
New Coach: Jeff Harbert
Old Coach: Vance Gibson
Last Year's Record: 7-5
Notes: Gibson departs Frisco after a long run to take over as DB Coach at East Texas Baptist University. Gibson was at Frisco and posted an 82-74 record, all the more impressive since FHS was often the victim of explosive growth in FISD and the Raccoons saw their attendance zone cut into multiple times. DC Jeff Harbert promoted on February 4.
Hanks Knights
5A Division II
New Coach: Jason Blair
Old Coach: Aaron Price
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Price departs Hanks after two seasons and an 8-13 record to take a position on staff at Northern Arizona. OC Jason Blair promoted to HFC on February 7.
Lockhart Lions
5A Division II
New Coach: Todd Moebes
Old Coach: Brian Herman
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Herman resigns his post on December 10 after six seasons leading the Lions, he posted a 29-35 record. He led Lockhart to the area playoffs in 2014 and 2015. Former Abilene Cooper HC Todd Moebes hired on February 15, Moebes spent the 2018 season out of coaching.
Lubbock-Cooper Pirates
5A Division II
New Coach: Chip Darden
Old Coach: Max Kattwinkel
Last Year's Record: 13-1
Notes: Kattwinkel moves into an AD only role; he led Lubbock Cooper for six seasons where he posted a 57-18 record, with his final season being his best year. OC Chip Darden promoted to HFC on January 15.
Marble Falls Mustangs
5A Division II
New Coach: Brian Herman
Old Coach: Michael Birdwell
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Birdwell steps down after two seasons leading Marble Falls, he posted an 8-12 record as head coach. Marble Falls hired former Lockhart HC Brian Herman on April 15.
Marshall Mavericks
5A Division II
New Coach: Jake Griedl
Old Coach: Claude Mathis
Last Year's Record: 10-3
Notes: Mathis leaves Marshall after two years and a 16-8 record to return to DeSoto where he coached from 2008-2014. Marshall quickly moves to promote OC Jake Griedl on Janaury 22.
Medina Valley Panthers
5A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Chris Soza
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Soza resigns and returns to Beeville where he coached from 2004-2008 after two seasons and a 13-9 record.
Nacogdoches Dragons
5A Division II
New Coach: Darren Allman
Old Coach: Bobby Reyes
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Reyes resigns at Nacodoches after seven seasons where he posted a 28-45 record, he led the Dragons to three playoff appearances. Former Odessa Permian, Austin Westlake and Colleyville Heritage HC Darren Allman hired on February 26. Allman was AD at Southlake Carroll until being reassigned in the summer of 2018.
Riverside Rangers
5A Division II
New Coach: Gary Recoder
Old Coach: Tony Pallanez
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Pallanez departs after three seasons leading the Rangers; he posted a 9-21 record. El Paso Coronado OC Gary Recoder hired on December 18.
Rudder Rangers
5A Division II
New Coach: Eric Ezar
Old Coach: Greg Morgan
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Morgan announced his retirement on February 27, he led Rudder to a 6-14 mark in two years. He holds a 108-121 overall record as a head coach. Bryan ISD names Willis ISD AD Eric Ezar as new HFC on April 1.
Santa Fe Indians
5A Division II
New Coach: Matthew Bentley
Old Coach: Mark Kanipes
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Kanipes departs Santa Fe after five seasons to take over at Brazosport. DC Matthew Bentley hired on April 15.
Terrell Tigers
5A Division II
New Coach: Marvin Sedberry, Jr.
Old Coach: Mike Shields
Last Year's Record: 1-8
Notes: Shields departs Terrell after five seasons to take over at McGregor. He posted a 32-24 mark, with his best season being 11-2 in 2015. Terrell hires Garland Naaman Forest HC Marvin Sedberry, Jr. on May 1.
Athens Hornets
4A Division I
New Coach: Zac Harrell
Old Coach: Paul Essary
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Essary resigns after leading the Hornets for ten seasons and posting a 60-51 record. His best season was 2010 when Athens advanced to the Regional Finals. Athens hires Waxahachie OC Zac Harrell on January 17.
Beeville Jones Trojans
4A Division I
New Coach: Chris Soza
Old Coach: Jerry Bomar
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Bomar steps down after three seasons and a 21-12 record to take over for his second stint at Groesbeck. Medina Valley HC Chris Soza returns to Beeville on April 30 after two seasons at MVHS. Soza coached at Beeville from 2004-2008.
Big Spring Steers
4A Division I
New Coach: Cannon McWilliams
Old Coach: Mitch McLemore
Last Year's Record: 3-8
Notes: McLemore is reassigned into an administrative role after leading the Steers to the area playoffs in his second year at the helm. Big Spring will be on their fourth head coach in the past five years. DC Cannon McWilliams promoted on December 18.
Brazosport Exporters
4A Division I
New Coach: Mark Kanipes
Old Coach: Mike Ferrell
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Ferell, who turned the Brazosport program around was placed on administrative leave in the middle of the 2018 season and subsequently resigned his post. He posted a 13-10 record in two seasons. Brazosport hires Santa Fe HC Mark Kanipes on February 11.
Burnet Bulldogs
4A Division I
New Coach: Jerod Rye
Old Coach: Kurt Jones
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Jones after seven years leading Burnet moves into an AD only role; he posted a 44-36 record with his best year being an 11-3 campaign in 2014. OC Jerod Rye promoted to HFC on December 11.
Castleberry Lions
4A Division I
New Coach: Juan Silva
Old Coach: David Ritchey
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Ritchey departs after three seasons as Castleberry, he was 7-23 at CHS. Haltom co-DC Juan Silva hired on January 31.
Chapel Hill Bulldogs
4A Division I
New Coach: Jeff Riordan
Old Coach: Jason Hooker
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Hooker steps down at Chapel Hill after two difficult seasons in which the Bulldogs posted a 4-16 record. Fromer Crosby HC Jeff Riordan returns to East Texas as he's hired on February 25.
Gonzales Apaches
4A Division I
New Coach: Mike Waldie
Old Coach: Kodi Crane
Last Year's Record: 6-6
Notes: Crane departs Gonzales after seven seasons to take over at Caddo Mills, he posted a 37-43 record at GHS. Gonzales hires Pearland OC Mike Waldie on February 26, Waldie has six years of experience as a head coach at Luling, Woodville and Daingerfield.
Hirschi Huskies
4A Division I
New Coach: Antonio Wiley
Old Coach: Danny Youngs
Last Year's Record: 10-3
Notes: Youngs departs after five years to take over at 6A Brazoswood. After going 3-18 in his first two seasons at Hirschi, Youngs squads went 27-11 in his final three years, including an 11-3 mark in 2017. Lewisville DC Antonio Wiley hired on March 12.
Melissa Cardinals
4A Division I
New Coach: Matt Nally
Old Coach: Seth Stinton
Last Year's Record: 8-4
Notes: Stinton takes an AD only role after eight seasons and an 81-40 record at Melissa. OC Matt Nally promoted to HFC.
North Dallas Bulldogs
4A Division I
New Coach: Bobby Estes
Old Coach: Fred Johnson
Last Year's Record: 2-7
Notes: Johnson departs North Dallas after three seasons and a 4-25 record. Former Woodrow Wilson HC Bobby Estes steps out of administrative role and is hired on February 8.
Palestine Wildcats
4A Division I
New Coach: Lance Angel
Old Coach: Robby Clark
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Clark leaves Palestine after four seasons to take over at Krum. Palestine hires Bryan ISD AD Lance Angel on May 17, Angel coached at Palestine from 2010-2013.
Sanger Indians
4A Division I
New Coach: Rocky Smart
Old Coach: Cole Ford
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Ford steps down at Sanger after two seasons and a 6-15 record. He will join the staff as an assistant at 6A Richardson. North Forney OC Smart hired on February 15, prior to his year at NFHS Smart was HC at Clyde.
Seminole Indians
4A Division I
New Coach: Ty Palmer
Old Coach: Kent Jackson
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Jackson announces his retirement on May 17 after a 24-year career where he posted a 164-114 record with stops at Roby, Olney, Sweetwater, Frisco Heritage, Lubbock Coronado and Seminole. OC Ty Palmer promoted to HFC on May 21.
Stephenville Yellowjackets
4A Division I
New Coach: Sterling Doty
Old Coach: Greg Winder
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Winder steps down after four seasons at Stephenville, he posted a 26-22 overall record with his best year coming in 2017 when SHS went 12-3 and advanced to the state semi-finals. Stephenville looks to alum Sterling Doty who was hired on February 21, Doty spent five seasons as head coach at Magnolia including back to back 10-2 seasons in 2015 and 2016.
Taylor Ducks
4A Division I
New Coach: Robert Little
Old Coach: Rusty Purser
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Purser is out after seven seasons at Taylor, posting a 32-47 record. His best year was 2016 when the Ducks went 8-4. Taylor hires Riesel HC Robert Little on April 15.
Yates Lions
4A Division I
New Coach: Michael Hickey
Old Coach: Michael Watkins
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Watkins, who was placed on administrative leave in late October will not return to lead the Lions in 2019. Yates alum and former Fort Bend Hightower HC Padriac McGinnis hired on March 8. On March 29, it was announced that McGinnis and Houston ISD parted ways after just three weeks. Summer Creek RB Coach Hickey hired on April 10, Hickey is also a Yates High alum.
Bandera Bulldogs
4A Division II
New Coach: Joel Fontenot-Amedee
Old Coach: Jeff Hamilton
Last Year's Record: 2-7-1
Notes: Hamilton steps down at Bandera after four seasons and a 8-31-1 record. San Antonio Cole OC Joel Fontenot-Amedee hired to lead Bandera on January 14.
Borger Bulldogs
4A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Brian Coker
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Coker steps down after two seasons to become the DC at Monahans.
Caddo Mills Foxes
4A Division II
New Coach: Kodi Crane
Old Coach: Steve Sumrow
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Sumrow is out after 15 years leading the Foxes, he posted a 94-70 overall record with his best season coming in 2007 when CMHS went 12-1. Gonzales HC Kodi Crane hired on January 31.
Caldwell Hornets
4A Division II
New Coach: Matt Langley
Old Coach: Bobby Jack Goforth
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Goforth resigns after six seasons at his alma mater. He led Caldwell to a 27-37 record, with his best year being an 8-5 mark in 2015. San Antonio Brandeis OC Matt Langley named on January 28.
Carrizo Springs Wildcats
4A Division II
New Coach: Kyle Abshire
Old Coach: Will Cockerill
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Cockerill steps down after three seasons to take a new role inside of CSISD; he was 8-24 at Carrizo. South Garland DC Kyle Abshire hired on January 22.
Center Roughriders
4A Division II
New Coach: Scott Ponder
Old Coach: Barry Bowman
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Bowman departs Center after four seasons; he posted a 25-21 overall record, including a 10-3 mark in 2015. Center hires Bells HC Scott Ponder on January 15.
Godley Wildcats
4A Division II
New Coach: Curtis Lowery
Old Coach: Duke Dalton
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Dalton was placed on adminstrative leave from Godley in mid-September departs after four plus seasons where he posted a 27-20 record. Dalton led Godley to their first ever playoff win at the 4A level in 2017. Levelland HC Curtis Lowery, a Stephenville native named the next HFC.
Greenwood Rangers
4A Division II
New Coach: Rusty Purser
Old Coach: Jared Sanderson
Last Year's Record: 10-3
Notes: Sanderson steps down after two years and an 18-8 record at Greenwood to take a job outside of education. Greenwood alum and former Taylor and Borger HC Purser hired March 8.
Hillsboro Eagles
4A Division II
New Coach: Steve Hale
Old Coach: Joey Moss
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Moss departs after four full seasons leading Hillsboro; he was 14-29 leading the Eagles. Hillsboro alum Steve Hale hired on February 13 after a stint leading Groesbeck.
Kashmere Rams
4A Division II
New Coach: James Laster
Old Coach: Garry Dunham
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Dunham retires after a 37 year career; including the past 16 as HFC at Kashmere where he posted a 78-88 record. Assistant coach James Laster promoted in mid-May.
Krum Bobcats
4A Division II
New Coach: Robby Clark
Old Coach: Allen Oh
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Oh departs Krum after two years for a position on staff at his alma mater, Coppell. Krum hires Palestine HC Robby Clark on May 1.
Levelland Lobos
4A Division II
New Coach: Andy Correll
Old Coach: Curtis Lowery
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Lowery departs Levelland after two years and a 14-8 record to take over at Godley. Lubbock Monterey OC Andy Correll hired on February 21; Correll has head coaching experience after spending time at Memphis.
Liberty-Eylau Leopards
4A Division II
New Coach: Klint King
Old Coach: Steve Wells
Last Year's Record: 4-8
Notes: Wells announces his retirement on April 1, he posted a 36-28 record in five seasons at L-E including a 12-2 record in 2015. Wells was a head coach for 16 years at Hooks, Mineola, Jacksonville and Liberty-Eylau posting a 93-90 overall record. Liberty-Eylau hires Richland DC Klint King who is an East Texas native.
Lincoln Tigers
4A Division II
New Coach: Randall Johnson
Old Coach: Jahmal Adams
Last Year's Record: 1-8
Notes: Adams resign his post after three seasons at the helm leading Lincoln to a 15-18 record, including a playoff victory in 2017. Wilmer-Hutchins OC Randall Johnson hired to lead the Tigers program.
Madisonville Mustangs
4A Division II
New Coach: Russell Urbantke
Old Coach: Rusty Nail
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Nail moves to full time AD after three years at Madisonville where he posted a 19-15 record, including an 11-2 mark in 2017. Urbantke, the OC was promoted to head coach November 13. Nail in twelve seasons as a head coach posted a 124-38 record and won a pair of state titles.
Monahans Loboes
4A Division II
New Coach: Fred Staugh
Old Coach: Mel Maxfield
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Maxfield departs after just one season in Monahans, he led the Loboes to a 5-6 record in 2018. Monahans hires McCamey HC Fred Staugh on February 28.
Pearsall Mavericks
4A Division II
New Coach: Edward Bocanegra
Old Coach: Joey Rivera
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Rivera steps down after one year at Pearsall to take a job on staff at Buda Johnson; PHS will be on their third head coach in three years in 2019. Pearsall hires Rockport-Fulton OC Edward Bocanegra on April 5.
Sinton Pirates
4A Division II
New Coach: Michael Troutman
Old Coach: Tom Allen
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Allen steps down at Sinton after leading the Pirates for 12 years. He posted a 104-40 record, with back to back semifinal appearances in 2013 and 2014. Sinton brings Klein Collins OC Michael Troutman on February 19, Troutman is a first time head coach and a Sinton graduate.
Snyder Tigers
4A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Cory Mandrell
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Mandrell steps down after three seasons at his alma mater and takes over at Bowie. Snyder will be on their fifth head coach in eight seasons in 2019.
Spring Hill Panthers
4A Division II
New Coach: Jonny Louvier
Old Coach: Kelly Mercer
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Mercer departs Spring Hill after four years and an 11-29 record. Spring Hill hires Gladewater assistant head coach Jonny Louvier on March 18.
Tarkington Longhorns
4A Division II
New Coach: Zach Bass
Old Coach: Stan Howard
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Howard steps down for family reasons after three seasons, he led Tarkington to the playoffs in 2016. Port Arthur Memorial OC Zach Bass hired on April 3.
Anahuac Panthers
3A Division I
New Coach: Greg Neece
Old Coach: Jason Speights
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Speights, an Anahuac alum is out after five seasons and an 18-32 record. Newton OC Greg Neece hired on March 25.
Bowie Jackrabbits
3A Division I
New Coach: Cory Mandrell
Old Coach: Dylan Stark
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Stark steps down after eight seasons to take a job on staff at Windthorst. Stark led Bowie to the playoffs five times and posted playoff wins in 2015 and 2016. Former Snyder HC Cory Mandrell hired on May 23.
Brownfield Cubs
3A Division I
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Duane Toliver
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Toliver reassigned after just one season in Brownfield. The Cubs will be on their fourth head coach in four seasons in 2019.
Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans
3A Division I
New Coach: Ken Stanley
Old Coach: Jim Bird
Last Year's Record: 3-8
Notes: Bird steps down after one season due to family reasons and will take an assistant role in Lovelady. Liberty OC Ken Stanley hired on April 23.
Columbus Cardinals
3A Division I
New Coach: Matt Schobel
Old Coach: Mike Bonewald
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Bonewald steps down after three seasons and a 12-19 record at Columbus. OC Matt Schobel hired on May 13 to lead his alma mater.
Edna Cowboys
3A Division I
New Coach: Robert Draper
Old Coach: Jerry Long
Last Year's Record: 12-2
Notes: Long in a shocking move resigns after just two seasons at Edna where he posted a 20-7 record. OC Robert Draper promoted on May 1.
Grandview Zebras
3A Division I
New Coach: Ryan Ebner
Old Coach: Brad Davis
Last Year's Record: 14-2
Notes: Davis announces his retirement shortly after the Zebras won their first state title in school history. He posted a 26-4 record in two years at GHS and retires with a 126-36-1 record in 13 total seasons as a head coach at Wolfforth Frenship and Grandview. DC Ryan Ebner promoted on January 25.
Groesbeck Goats
3A Division I
New Coach: Jerry Bomar
Old Coach: Steve Hale
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Hale departs Groesbeck after three seasons and a 17-15 record to take over at his alma mater, Hillsboro. Groesbeck hires Beeville Jones HC Jerry Bomar on March 22. Bomar has a career record of 229-143-3 and he led Groesbeck to the 4A state title in 1991.
Lytle Pirates
3A Division I
New Coach: Robert McConathy
Old Coach: Shayne Gallegos
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Gallegos resigns his post after three seasons at the helm, he posted a 5-25 mark. Lytle promotes McConathy on April 2 to
Mathis Pirates
3A Division I
New Coach: Trae Stevens
Old Coach: Bo Camacho
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Camacho steps down at Mathis after one season. The Pirates will be on their third head coach in three seasons when the 2019 season kicks off. Sinton assistant head coach Trae Stevens hired on February 12.
McGregor Bulldogs
3A Division I
New Coach: Mike Shields
Old Coach: Judd Thrash
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Thrash steps aside with a year left on his contract on February 20. Thrash will be paid out the remainder his contract and McGregor after much negative publicity will look to find a new HFC/AD. McGregor ISD hires Terrell HC Mike Shields on April 4.
Mount Vernon Tigers
3A Division I
New Coach: Art Briles
Old Coach: Josh Finney
Last Year's Record: 8-4
Notes: Finney steps down after two seasons and a 19-5 record to take over at his alma mater, Winnsboro. Former Baylor and Houston HC Art Briles, who has a 166-64 record as a head coach at the HS level and has four state titles at Stephenville hired on May 24.
Ponder Lions
3A Division I
New Coach: Mike Bowling
Old Coach: Rusty Ballard
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Ballard steps down after four seasons and former OC Mike Bowling hired on February 15.
Tatum Eagles
3A Division I
New Coach: Jason Holman
Old Coach: Darren Hylander
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Hylander resigns his post after just one season as HC; Tatum will be on their third head coach in three seasons in 2019. Lufkin DC Jason Holman hired on May 6 to lead Tatum.
West Rusk Raiders
3A Division I
New Coach: Nick Harrison
Old Coach: John Frazier
Last Year's Record: 8-3
Notes: Frazier resigns his post after twelve years at West Rusk and an 83-52 record to go into private business. His best season was a 12-2 mark in 2015. Offensive assistant Nick Harrison promoted on February 11.
Whitesboro Bearcats
3A Division I
New Coach: Cody Fagan
Old Coach: Eddie Gill
Last Year's Record: 7-4
Notes: Gill in a stunning move was non-renewed by the WISD school board he spent 13 years at Whitesboro, posting a 72-73 record. WHS won 71 games total from 1976-2005 before Gill took over and had never made the playoffs in school history, Gill led the Bearcats to the playoffs eight straight years including two trips to the third round. Mildred HC Cody Fagan hired on March 28.
Winnsboro Raiders
3A Division I
New Coach: Josh Finney
Old Coach: Steve Pinnell
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Pinnell steps down after twenty seasons and a 129-92 record to take an AD only role, and alum Josh Finney hired after two successful seasons leading nearby Mt Vernon.
Anthony Wildcats
3A Division II
New Coach: Ray Carroll
Old Coach: Mike Stephenson
Last Year's Record: 2-9
Notes: Stephenson departs after six seasons, he led Anthony to the playoffs three times, including a 7-4 mark in 2016. Pecos DC Ray Carroll hired on May 22.
Bells Panthers
3A Division II
New Coach: Dale West
Old Coach: Scott Ponder
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Ponder departs Bells after five seasons to take over at Class 4A Center. He posted a 32-24 mark at Bells with his best year being an 8-4 mark in 2014. Bells hires Collinsville HC Dale West on February 20.
Blooming Grove Lions
3A Division II
New Coach: Ervin Chandler
Old Coach: Lawrence Williams
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Williams steps down after five seasons leading the Lions; he posted a 22-29 record with two playoff appearances. Mabank DC Ervin Chandler hired on April 30.
Blue Ridge Tigers
3A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Kevin Wiggins
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Wiggins departs after eleven seasons at Blue Ridge to take over at nearby Whitewright.
Crane Golden Cranes
3A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Steve Rodman
Last Year's Record: 8-4
Notes: Rodman departs after two seasons at Crane where he posted a 12-11 record, he spent the previous nine seasons at Spearman.
Dilley Wolves
3A Division II
New Coach: Lamar Rodriguez
Old Coach: Manny Martinez
Last Year's Record: 2-9
Notes: Martinez departs Dilley after five years where he posted a 21-36 record. OC Lamar Rodriguez promoted on March 20.
Florence Buffaloes
3A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Zane Bode
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Bode resigns after four seasons at Florence to take a job on staff at Marble Falls.
Gateway Charter Academy Gators
3A Division II
New Coach: Darrin Widemon
Old Coach: Antorio Kelly
Last Year's Record: 0-9
Notes: Kelly steps aside at Gateway after two seasons at the helm. Newcomer to coaching Darrin Widemon hired in late February to lead the program.
Kountze Lions
3A Division II
New Coach: Todd Paine
Old Coach: Duane Joubert
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Joubert who has served as both football and boys basketball coach the past five years; steps aside from the football role. He posted an 11-38 record. Beaumont West Brook DB Coach Todd Paine hired March 13.
Mildred Eagles
3A Division II
New Coach: Duke Dalton
Old Coach: Cody Fagan
Last Year's Record: 3-6
Notes: Fagan departs after two seasons to take over at Class 3A Whitesboro, he posted a 9-10 overall record. Mildred hires former Godley and Palmer HC Duke Dalton on April 25.
Monte Alto Blue Devils
3A Division II
New Coach: Robert Meza
Old Coach: Cris Cavazos
Last Year's Record: 2-8
Notes: Cavazos steps down after one season, the Blue Devils will be on their fifth head coach in the past five years in 2019. Meza an assistant last year, promoted on May 21.
Newton Eagles
3A Division II
New Coach: Drew Johnston
Old Coach: WT Johnston
Last Year's Record: 15-0
Notes: Johnston, who has battled health issues the past few years announced his retirement on March 25. He posted a 97-15 record in eight seasons and two state titles in 2017 and 2018 along with a state runner-up finish in 2014. DC Drew Johnston, WT's son was hired on April 18.
Nocona Indians
3A Division II
New Coach: Rick Weaver
Old Coach: Brad Keck
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Keck steps down to move into administration after ten years leading Nocona; he posted a 50-59 record. Weatherford OC Rick Weaver hired on January 28.
Ore City Rebels
3A Division II
New Coach: Ron Burnham
Old Coach: Tracy Blankenship
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Blankenship steps aside after seven years at Ore City; he posted a 30-43 record; with his best season being a 9-3 mark in 2014.
Queen City Bulldogs
3A Division II
New Coach: Eric Droddy
Old Coach: Mike Baysinger
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Baysinger steps down after one season at the helm at Queen City. New Waverly OC Eric Droddy returns to Queen City where he was HC from 2013-2014.
Rio Vista Eagles
3A Division II
New Coach: Kasey Black
Old Coach: Jeff Stockton
Last Year's Record: 1-8
Notes: Stockton departs Rio Vista after five seasons, he led the Eagles to the playoffs in 2015. Sinton OC Kasey Black hired on May 2.
S&S Consolidated Rams
3A Division II
New Coach: Josh Aleman
Old Coach: James Gage
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Gage steps down after four seasons at S&S Consolidated to become the OC at Class 6A Alvin. He led the Rams to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. S&S Consolidated hires Sherman assistant Josh Aleman on May 9.
Sonora Broncos
3A Division II
New Coach: Kevin Sherrill
Old Coach: Jeff Cordell
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Cordell resigns his post after two seasons and a 17-7 record at Sonora. Sonora hires Ralls HC Kevin Sherrill to take over.
Stanton Buffaloes
3A Division II
New Coach: Cody Hogan
Old Coach: Jerry Burkhart
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Hogan, who was named interm HC in the middle of the 2018 season named full time head coach on December 19.
Stockdale Brahmas
3A Division II
New Coach: Andrew King
Old Coach: Josh West
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: West departs after eight seasons and a 40-48 record and former HC Andrew King returns to lead Stockdale.
Taft Greyhounds
3A Division II
New Coach: JR Castellano
Old Coach: JJ Suarez
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Suarez steps down after three years at Taft where he posted a 7-23 record. Beeville Jones DC JR Castellano hired on February 12.
Whitewright Tigers
3A Division II
New Coach: Kevin Wiggins
Old Coach: Mason Edwards
Last Year's Record: 2-7
Notes: Edwards steps down at Whitewright after two seasons and Blue Ridge HC Kevin Wiggins hired on May 21. Whitewright will be on their seventh HC in the past twelve seasons.
Alvord Bulldogs
2A Division I
New Coach: Scott Smiley
Old Coach: Pete Hart
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Hart announces his retirement on January 8; he spent 33 years as a coach in Texas including 13 years as a head coach at Chico and Alvord. Former Fort Worth Christian HC Scott Smiley hired on February 25.
Axtell Longhorns
2A Division I
New Coach: Rusty Reynolds
Old Coach: Eric Blenden
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Blenden resigns his post after two seasons where he posted a 9-12 record, former co-DC Reynolds promoted to HFC.
Beckville Bearcats
2A Division I
New Coach: Cody Ross
Old Coach: Chris Ross
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Bickham resigns after three seasons and a 16-14 record. Center co-OC Cody Ross hired on February 27.
Ben Bolt Badgers
2A Division I
New Coach: Gary Cunningham
Old Coach: Ray Ramos
Last Year's Record: 3-6
Notes: Ramos steps down after two seasons and a 9-10 record at Ben Bolt. Mathis assistant Gary Cunningham hired on May 2.
Boles Hornets
2A Division I
New Coach: Brad Scribner
Old Coach: Kim Kanaman
Last Year's Record: 3-6
Notes: Kanaman steps down after four years at Boles; he led the Hornets to a 12-29 record and two playoff appearances. Boles hires Caddo Mills OC Brad Scribner on February 27.
Brazos Cougars
2A Division I
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Ned Barrier
Last Year's Record: 7-5
Notes: Barrier departs after three seasons at Brazos where he posted a 16-17 record.
Bruceville-Eddy Eagles
2A Division I
New Coach: Kyle Shoppach
Old Coach: JB Chaney
Last Year's Record: 5-5
Notes: Chaney steps down after five seasons and a 23-28 record. He led B-E to the playoffs in 2017, their first post-season appearance since 1985. McGregor OC Kyle Shoppach hired on April 18.
Chico Dragons
2A Division I
New Coach: Randy Miller
Old Coach: Clayton Sanders
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: After just one season Sanders resigns his post, Chico will be on their third head coach in three seasons in 2019. Cooper OC Randy Miller hired on May 7.
Collinsville Pirates
2A Division I
New Coach: Garrett Patterson
Old Coach: Dale West
Last Year's Record: 9-2
Notes: West steps aside after two seasons and a 16-7 record to take over at Class 3A Bells. Van Alstyne OC Garrett Patterson, a Collinsville alum hired on March 6.
Como-Pickton Eagles
2A Division I
New Coach: Ronnie Green
Old Coach: Charles Swann
Last Year's Record: 3-6
Notes: Swann announces his retirement after 41 years in coaching, he spent twenty years as a head coach with stops at Emory Rains, Quitman, Bogota Rivercrest, Mount Vernon and the last four seasons at Como-Pickton. Former Cooper HC Ronnie Green hired on May 22.
De Leon Bearcats
2A Division I
New Coach: Andrew Dickson
Old Coach: David Yeager
Last Year's Record: 9-5
Notes: Yeager resigns after seven seasons in DeLeon posting a 52-33 record. DC Andrew Dickson promoted on April 15.
Goldthwaite Eagles
2A Division I
New Coach: Keith Virdell
Old Coach: Greg Proffitt
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Proffit steps down after six seasons leading the Eagles and takes over at Wellington. Proffitt was 35-34 in his tenure leading the Eagles and was a long time assistant under his father Gary Proffitt before taking over in 2013. Sudan HC Keith Virdell hired on May 17.
Harleton Wildcats
2A Division I
New Coach: Kyle Little
Old Coach: Terry Ward
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Ward resigns after four seasons and a 10-32 record at Harleton. Hallsville OC Kyle Little hired on Janaury 31.
Harper Longhorns
2A Division I
New Coach: Mark Kirchhoff
Old Coach: Dusty Gibbs
Last Year's Record: 2-7
Notes: Gibbs steps down after four years and an 18-23 record at Harper. Former Iraan and Falls City HC Mark Kirchhoff comes out of retirement to take over at Harper, he holds a career record of 223-91.
Itasca Wampus Cats
2A Division I
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Clinton Wallace
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Wallace who served as HFC and head boys basketball coach steps down from the football role after just one season.
Junction Eagles
2A Division I
New Coach: John Contrucci
Old Coach: Rob McAdams
Last Year's Record: 2-9
Notes: McAdams steps down after two years at Junction where he posted a 5-17 record. Junction hires Red Oak assistant John Contrucci on January 23. Contrucci did spend two years as a head coach at Lubbock Roosevelt in 2014-2015 and posted a 10-9 record.
Kenedy Lions
2A Division I
New Coach: Shawn Alvarez
Old Coach: Ronnie Perez
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Perez steps down after two seasons, KHS failed to win a game in his tenure. Kenedy hires Cuero assistant Shawn Alvarez on March 21.
Marlin Bulldogs
2A Division I
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Stephen Hodge
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Hodge steps down after two seasons and a 4-17 record at Marlin.
Mason Punchers
2A Division I
New Coach: Michael McLeod
Old Coach: Kade Burns
Last Year's Record: 16-0
Notes: Burns moves into the MHS principal role after a wildly successful eight year run in which he posted a 100-9 record with two state titles. DC McLeod promoted on March 25.
Normangee Panthers
2A Division I
New Coach: Keith Sitton
Old Coach: Nelson Kortis
Last Year's Record: 6-5
Notes: Nelson Kortis departs after four years at Normangee; he posted a 23-24 record. Madisonville assistant Keith Sitton hired on December 18. Sitton spent ten years as HC at Jewett Leon posting a 48-55 record.
Riesel Indians
2A Division I
New Coach: Keith Stifflemire
Old Coach: Robert Little
Last Year's Record: 10-3
Notes: Little resigns his post after three seasons on April 12, he will be named new HFC at Class 4A Taylor. Gatesville assistant Keith Stifflemire hired on Mary 6.
Rosebud-Lott Cougars
2A Division I
New Coach: Rafael Williams
Old Coach: Brad Ballard
Last Year's Record: 2-9
Notes: Ballard moves into an AD only role after five seasons at the helm, DC Williams promoted to HFC.
Sabinal Yellowjackets
2A Division I
New Coach: Rob Goebel
Old Coach: Jason Keller
Last Year's Record: 0-10
Notes: Keller steps down after eight seasons at Sabinal; his best season was a 10-2 mark in 2013. Former Fort Worth Southwest HC Rob Goebel hired May 15.
San Saba Armadillos
2A Division I
New Coach: Andreas Aguirre
Old Coach: Jerod Fikac
Last Year's Record: 14-1
Notes: Fikac steps down after two seasons at San Saba posting a 17-8 record to take over at 5A Georgetown East View. DC Aguirre hired in February 25.
Santa Maria Cougars
2A Division I
New Coach: Israel Gracia
Old Coach: Esteban Flores
Last Year's Record: 4-7
Notes: Flores steps down after two years and a 9-13 record at Santa Maria. Hidalgo OC Israel Gracia hired on March 28.
Shiner Comanches
2A Division I
New Coach: Daniel Boedeker
Old Coach: Steven Cerny
Last Year's Record: 11-2
Notes: Cerny announces his retirement after 17 seasons at Shiner posting a 172-51 overall record, he led Shiner to a state title in 2004 and a state runner-up finish in 2013. DC Daniel Boedeker promoted on March 26.
Tenaha Tigers
2A Division I
New Coach: Ronnie Tamplin
Old Coach: Greg Jenkins
Last Year's Record: 10-4
Notes: Jenkins, who served as AD, head football coach and head boys basketball coach in 2018 steps aside from the football role and OC Tamplin promoted to HFC on January 30.
Trenton Tigers
2A Division I
New Coach: Josh Shipman
Old Coach: Bret Canford
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Canford steps down after four seasons and Trenton ISD promotes DC Josh Shipman to HFC.
Union Grove Lions
2A Division I
New Coach: Scotty Laymance
Old Coach: Roger Adams
Last Year's Record: 6-4
Notes: Adams retires affter leading Union Grove for seven seasons, posting a 46-30 record including an 11-1 mark in 2014. He has a 108-84 overall record as a head coach with stints at Hallsville and New Diana as well. DC Scotty Laymance hired on January 18.
Valley View Eagles
2A Division I
New Coach: Curtis King
Old Coach: Alan Kassen
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Kassen moves into an AD only role after four seasons at Valley View posting a 28-19 record. Argyle assistant King hired on February 20.
Benavides Eagles
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Gilbert Perez
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Perez departs after four seasons to take a job on staff at Falfurrias.
Booker Kiowas
2A Division II
New Coach: Bruce Munden
Old Coach: Shane Reagan
Last Year's Record: 1-8
Notes: Reagan steps down after three seasons and a 5-24 record at Booker and will focus on the boys basketball coaching duties. Booker brings in Bruce Munden on May 21, who spent 2018 as HC at Okmulgee, OK.
Bruni Badgers
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Odell James
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: James steps down after one season to take a role on staff at Corsicana, Bruni will be on their fifth HC in five seasons in 2019.
Burkeville Mustangs
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Kenneth Thomas
Last Year's Record: 0-8
Notes: Thomas steps down after six years at the helm.
Clarksville Tigers
2A Division II
New Coach: Derek Schlieve
Old Coach: Dewaski Davis
Last Year's Record: 7-5
Notes: Davis resigns his post after eleven years at Clarksville where he posted a 54-67 record. His best year was 2011 when the Tigers posted a 10-2 mark. Clarksville hires Saint Jo HC Derek Schlieve.
Colmesneil Bulldogs
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Ross McMurry
Last Year's Record: 2-7
Notes: McMurry steps down after three seasons and a 7-22 record.
Farwell Steers
2A Division II
New Coach: Jhett Norman
Old Coach: Daniel Brittain
Last Year's Record: 10-2
Notes: Brittain resigns after five seasons and an impressive 41-17 overall record. Farwell names Midland Greenwood OC Jhett Norman as their next HFC.
Grapeland Sandies
2A Division II
New Coach: Terry Ward
Old Coach: Wayne Mahaffey
Last Year's Record: 10-2
Notes: Mahaffey announced his retirement on January 22, he spent 22 years as a head coach compiling a 133-113 record with stops at Bartlett, Kaufman, Wimberley, Rusk and Grapeland. He led Bartlett to the 1990 state champonship. Grapeland hires former Harleton and Tenaha HC Terry Ward on February 25.
Iraan Braves
2A Division II
New Coach: Matt Luddeke
Old Coach: Corby Maurer
Last Year's Record: 10-2
Notes: Maurer steps down after just one season leading Iraan, the Braves will be on their third head coach in three seasons in 2019. Vanderbilt Industrial OC Luddeke hired on April 29.
Louise Hornets
2A Division II
New Coach: Joe Bill
Old Coach: Heath Clawson
Last Year's Record: 3-8
Notes: Clawson steps down at Louise after three seasons and a 10-23 record. LHS did make the playoffs in each of his three seasons. Longtime assistant Joe Bill hired on April 25.
Lovelady Lions
2A Division II
New Coach: Will Kirchhoff
Old Coach: Jon Lowery
Last Year's Record: 9-3
Notes: Lowery a long time assistant at Lovelady; retires after leading the Lions for three seasons and posting a 25-13 record. Offensive coordinator Will Kirchhoff will take over at the end of the school year once Lowrey's retirement is official.
Maud Cardinals
2A Division II
New Coach: Josh Turner
Old Coach: Allen Cross
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Cross is reassigned after three seasons he posted a 14-21 record at Maud. Tyler Chapel Hill DC Turner hired on April 1.
McCamey Badgers
2A Division II
New Coach: Michael Woodard
Old Coach: Fred Staugh
Last Year's Record: 8-4
Notes: Staugh departs after two years and an 18-6 record to take over at Class 4A Monahans. DC Woodward promoted on March 25.
Meridian Yellowjackets
2A Division II
New Coach: Wade Morton
Old Coach: Stony Coffman
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Coffman departs after one season and Waco Connally assistant Wade Morton hired on May 21.
Mount Enterprise Wildcats
2A Division II
New Coach: Jeremy Jenkins
Old Coach: Scott Holzhauer
Last Year's Record: 4-6
Notes: Holzhauer departs after eight seasons at MEHS where he posted a 39-47 overall record. His best season was his first season when he led Mount Enterprise to an 11-2 mark. MEHS hires Tenaha DC Jeremy Jenkins as HFC/AD on March 1.
New Home Leopards
2A Division II
New Coach: Jon Ward
Old Coach: Fernando Baeza
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Baeza steps down to take over at 1A O'Donnell after leading New Home in their first season of eleven man football. Winters OC Jon Ward hired on April 18.
Petrolia Pirates
2A Division II
New Coach: Mitch McLemore
Old Coach: Jesse House
Last Year's Record: 0-9
Notes: House departs after two seasons at Petrolia, the Pirates were forced to forfeit their final two games this season due to low numbers. Petroila hires former Big Spring HC Mitch McLemore.
Ralls Jack Rabbits
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Kevin Sherrill
Last Year's Record: 9-2
Notes: Sherrill steps down after two seasons and a 12-9 record to take over at 3A Sonora.
Seagraves Eagles
2A Division II
New Coach: Armando Minjarez
Old Coach: Steve Heryford
Last Year's Record: 3-7
Notes: Heryford announces his retirement after a 29 year coaching career. He was a HC for 13 years at Del Rio, Tahoka, San Angelo Central and Seagraves and posted an 83-69 record. From 2013-2016 he led Seagraves to three regional final appearances and a state semi-final appearance in 2015. Assistant coach Armando Minjarez promoted over the Christmas break to take over.
Smyer Bobcats
2A Division II
New Coach: Scott Funke
Old Coach: Scott Royal
Last Year's Record: 3-8
Notes: Royal resigns after two seasons and a 4-16 record, he led Smyer to the postseason in 2018. Venus DC Scott Funke hired on April 8.
Snook Bluejays
2A Division II
New Coach: Michael Patterson
Old Coach: Chad Lechler
Last Year's Record: 9-3
Notes: Lechler led the Blue Jays to their best season in school history in 2018; he steps down after four years to take a job outside of education. LaPorte DC Michael Patterson hired on February 21.
Somerville Yeguas
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Greg Bagby
Last Year's Record: 1-9
Notes: Bagby resigns after one season, Somerville will be on their sixth HFC in as many years in 2019. Somerville hires former Texas A&M star and NFL player Ty Warren, it will be Warren's first coaching job, but on May 16 Warren steps aside citing a lack of support from the admin to turn the program around.
Sudan Hornets
2A Division II
New Coach: Open Position
Old Coach: Keith Virdell
Last Year's Record: 9-2
Notes: Virdell steps aside after one season to take over at Goldthwaite.
Wellington Rockets
2A Division II
New Coach: Greg Proffitt
Old Coach: Wade Williams
Last Year's Record: 12-1
Notes: Williams resigns after eleven years and an outstanding 122-22 mark at Wellington. He led the Skyrockets to the 2013 state championship. Goldthwaite HC Greg Proffitt hired on April 29.
West Hardin Oilers
2A Division II
New Coach: George Taylor
Old Coach: Cody Day
Last Year's Record: 5-6
Notes: Day resigns his post after three seasons leading West Hardin. Goose Creek Memorial DC George Taylor hired on May 6.