Cedar Hill (Texas) coach Joey McGuire turns down Texas job to remain in high school football

Cedar Hill (Texas) coach Joey McGuire turns down Texas job to remain in high school football

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Cedar Hill (Texas) coach Joey McGuire turns down Texas job to remain in high school football

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Cedar Hill (Texas) coach Joey McGuire has declined an offer to work with the tight ends and lead the special teams at the University of Texas and will remain in the high school ranks, he confirmed in a text message to multiple outlets Sunday.

Among the lures of remaining at Cedar Hill is that his son Garrett will be a junior quarterback at Cedar Hill next season.

McGuire texted to WFAA’s Ted Madden: “I am staying at Cedar Hill. Most will think I am nuts, but heck, u know I am nuts. Just can’t see me not coaching Garrett.”

McGuire has declined numerous opportunities to join the college ranks in recent years and most notable in the last few months at Kansas and Texas. with McGuire’s decision, there have been reports Texas has approached Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor to join its staff.

 

Since McGuire was hired at Cedar Hill, the program has become among the elite in the state and nationally with four state title game appearances and three titles. The team is coming off consecutive state championships in 2013 and ’14.

A number of high school coaches in Texas have left for college jobs this offseason, including South Oak Cliff’s Emmett Jones at Texas Tech; DeSoto’s Claude Mathis and Hurst L.D. Bell’s Mark Smith at SMU; Westfield’s Corby Meekins at Houston; and Stephenville’s Joseph Gillespie at Tulsa.

The expectation is that Texas coach Charlie Strong will continue to look for a high school coach to fill the position. The Longhorns also are looking for a defensive line coach after Chris Rumph’s departure for the University of Florida.

Here was McGuire last week talking about the decision he was facing, courtesy of WFAA:

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