Darrell Piske Out As Tyler Lee Head Football Coach
Darrell Piske is out as head football coach and athletic coordinator at Tyler Lee High School after four seasons, he confirmed to ETSN.fm on Monday afternoon. The story was initially reported by David Smoak.
Piske leaves Lee after posting an overall record of 15-26, which included one playoff appearance in 2014. The Red Raiders finished this season at 5-5, just missing out on a second consecutive postseason trip.
Lee is expected to begin a coaching search immediately with the hope of having a replacement in charge soon.
Piske came to Lee prior to the 2012 season after four successful seasons at Fairfield, which went 19-3 in his final two years on the job.
After emerging as one of East Texas' top football programs in the late 1990's and 2000's, Lee has fallen on hard times of late. The Red Raiders are just 18-44 since 2010, and 0-2 in playoff games.
Lee was at its peak from 1997-2009 under Mike Owens, now the head coach at Frankston. The Red Raiders reached the postseason in all but two of Owens' 15 years as coach, posting an overall record of 111-69, which included Lee's only state championship in football, which came in 2004.