Coach Class

There are more than 1,300 high school football teams in Texas, and each of them has a born leader on the sidelines— a friend, mentor, surrogate parent, and father-confessor to the stars of tomorrow. Here are some of our favorites.

Photographs by Wyatt McSpadden

Top of the page: Eddie Gill , Head Coach, Whitesboro High School, Whitesboro

Left: Todd Dodge Head Coach, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake
Top Right: Eloy Castillo Defensive Line Coach Raymondville High School, Raymondville
Bottom Right: Todd Barr Defensive Co-Coordinator Gilmer High School, Gilmer

Left: Dick Sheffield Retired Head Coach, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville
Right: Lamar Rodriguez Jr., Juan Carmona, James Hernandez Defensive Coordinator, Secondary Coach, Linebacker Coach, J.W. Nixon High School, Laredo

Left: James McDaniel Head Coach, Quanah High School, Quanah
Right: Sam Shields Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coordinator, Plano Senior High School, Plano

Left: Tracy Carpenter Offensive Line Coach, Arp High School, Arp
Right: Butch Ford, Bill Elliott Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Celina High School, Celina

Left: Danny Servance, Darren Allman, Lee Rabe Outside Linebackers Coach, Head Coach, Defensive Line Coach, Odessa Permian High School, Odessa
Right: Alton Gaines Assistant Coach, Clarendon High School, Clarendon

Mike Fullen, Sterlin Gilbert Defensive Coach, Abilene High School, Abilene Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach, Cooper High School, Abilene

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