East Texas Football Coaching: Mount Pleasant Hires Corey Homer, Diboll + Groveton Open
The spring semester is always a time for movement among the state's coaching ranks, and a few East Texas schools have gotten an early jump on making changes.
Mount Pleasant tabbed Plano East assistant head coach Corey Homer to replace veteran head coach and athletic director Mart Graham, who resigned from the position in mid-November.
MPISD hired Homer, who is a 1997 Mount Pleasant graduate, in late December.
Homer inherits a Mount Pleasant program that went 16-24 with one playoff appearance in four seasons under Graham, whose best year with MPHS was an 8-3 campaign in 2012.
The Tigers finished the 2013 season with a 4-6 record after a 3-0 start, but were sabotaged by a rash of injuries to key players that derailed the campaign.
Diboll and Groveton in Search of New Coaches
TheOldCoach.com's Matt Stepp alerted ETSN.fm to two East Texas coaching changes within the last two days.
Job openings have been posted online for head coach/AD positions in Diboll and Groveton.
Diboll will replace Shane Adair, who served as the Lumberjacks' head coach/AD the last three years. Adair went 7-24 with one playoff appearance, which came in 2013 with a 1-10 record after the UIL expanded to four playoff berths for every Class 3A district, including five-team districts, of which Diboll was a member (District 20-3A).
Groveton must replace Kevin Parker, who spent the last five seasons leading the Lions. Groveton went 25-27 with two playoff appearances under Parker, who led the team to a 6-5 finish and first-round playoff trip in 2013.