Two-time state champion head coach Dickey Meeks will be recommended as the new athletic director and head football coach at Pittsburg on Thursday, according to a report from David Smoak.

Meeks won a state championship in Class 4A at Chapel Hill in 1989 and again in 2010 with Henderson, in which he led the Lions to the Class 3A Division I championship over Chapel Hill.

The legendary East Texas coach took the Henderson job in 2006. He has 236 career victories spanning over stops in Chapel Hill, Mount Vernon, Pine Tree and Henderson, and he also was a head coach in Louisiana.

Meeks replaces Robert Manley, who resigned in December after coaching the Pirates for six seasons. Pittsburg finished the 2012 season 2-8 and missed the postseason for the third straight season.

Henderson, in its sixth year under Meeks, finished 2012 at 9-5 and ended the season with a 41-34 loss to "District of Doom" rival Gilmer in the Class 3A Division II regional finals.

"I've always liked the tradition at Pittsburg and there's no doubt they have athletes and I've always enjoyed the challenge of taking a program to another level," Meeks told Smoaky.com. "I love it up in that area from my time at Mount Vernon. My wife and I are excited."