Alto Coaching Search Update...
Monday, 13th May 2013 - 11:48AM
I traded a text or two with Alto AD/Football Coach Keith Gardner on their search to find his replacement following his retirement announcement.

Gardner told me, "I have endorsed and recommended my offensive coordinator, Paul Gould, but the decision will still come down to what the superintendent and school board want to do."

Gardner did confirm Gould is meeting with the superintendent on Thursday, and the school board is scheduled to meet on May 20th.

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Don Trull Elected to College Football HOF
Monday, 13th May 2013 - 11:48AM
Baylor Legend Don Trull Elected to CFB Hall of Fame

Former QB is 10th former Bear to earn induction

WACO, Texas – Former Baylor quarterback Don Trull was among 14 players and coaches elected to the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class, as announced by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Tuesday. Trull became the 10th former Bear to earn induction and the first since Thomas Everett in 2006.

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Sartain back in the HS coaching business
Sunday, 5th May 2013 - 8:07AM
Mark Sartain is back as a head coach at the high school level after being approved by the Spring Hill I.S.D. school board on Monday as their new athletic director and head football coach.

This will be Sartain's fourth head coaching job at the high school level, including previous stops at Cross Roads (17-11), Eustace (6-23) and White Oak (43-41).

And, most recently the head football coach at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall from 2007 until resigning after the 2012 season after a 3-7 record.

Sartain told David Smoak, "It's just exciting to have this opportunity and be at a place I believe is a good fit, where the experience I have at both the high school and college level has prepared me to build on their tradition and what is obviously a strong school district and community driven by high expectations."

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Barry Bowman to be D.C. at Pine Tree
Wednesday, 1st May 2013 - 4:01PM
Paris AD/Head Football Coach Barry Bowman has been offered and accepted the job at defensive coordinator at Pine Tree High School, per school board approval.

Bowman, 17-6 in two years at Paris was a college teammate of Pine Tree AD/Football Coach Derrick Fitzhenry at Louisiana Tech.

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East, Central and Statewide "Consistency"
Monday, 29th April 2013 - 7:48PM
Greg Tepper of wrote an article about consistent winning for Texas high school football programs throughout the state.

Here's the article In for the long haul.

I've copied and pasted the list of the most consistent winners below, and the programs in East and Central Texas are in bold and underlined.

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Keith Willis takes over at University High
Monday, 29th April 2013 - 7:47PM
Keith Willis was once a star football player at University High, and now he's in charge of their football program. Willis was approved by Waco I.S.D. on Friday to replace Matt Carroll, who left to become head coach at San Antonio Roosevelt, "Once a Trojan, always a Trojan, this is such a great night for me and our family," Willis continued, "I think it's extraordinary what superintendent Dr. Bonny Cane and administration are trying to do with what is obviously a new commitment to this entire school district. They're trying to champion every single program and make those programs successful and I certainly want to be a part of that."

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