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Clint Harper new AD/Football Coach at Marshall
Tuesday, 26th February 2013 - 3:44PM
Clint Harper is returning home, the Leader Head Football Coach was hired on Monday by the Marshall I.S.D. school board to take over as AD/Football Coach at his Alma Mater.

Harper told his players at Leander about his move on Tuesday, "It's never easy breaking the hearts of 120 kids, you build those relationships with them, but it's part of the job and that time today telling them I was moving on was awfully difficult."

The former Marshall High School quarterback said this has always been his dream job at the high school level, "It's something I've dreamed of for a long time, I did an interview before our season opener as a senior and I was asked what I wanted to be doing in ten years and I said I want to be the head football coach at Marshall High School," Harper continued, "Well, it's taken me twenty years, but the dream has come true, and it's time to go to work."

Harper has been the head football coach at Leander since 2011 where he compiled a 19-6 record, including 11-2 in 2012. Harper was hired as an assistant at Leander in 2006 before being promoted to the offensive coordinator in 2009.

Harper was 19-6 in two years as head coach at Leander.

Harper started his coaching career as a student-assistant at Hardin-Simmons where he played quarterback in college, and he's also been an assistant coach at Troup, Jacksonville, Baytown Sterling and then Leander.

Harper was born in Marshall, Texas, played quarterback at Marshall High School and is the son of Sid and Tommie Harper. He is married to Dana Harper.

Carl Padilla of the Padilla Poll was the first to report this story.

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