Another of the state’s most prominent Texas high school football coaches, Plano West football coach Mike Hughes announced his retirement. Hughes told his players Monday afternoon.
“He has given 30 tremendous years of service to the Plano ISD,” PISD athletic director Gerald Brence said. “I tried to talk him out of it, but couldn’t.”
The Wolves reached the second round after a victory over Keller at AT&T Stadium in the first round. ‘ roots in the Plano system run deep. West had one of the nation’s top recruits this season with running back Soso Jamabo who signed with UCLA last week. Under Hughes, West has sent dozens of college to major colleges, including David Lofton (Stanford), Jordan Pugh (Texas A&M), the nephews of Brian Bosworth, Korey and Kyle Miller Bosworth (UCLA) and Jackson Jeffcoat at Texas.
Hughes is one of several high-profile changes across Texas in recent months. Euless Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver announced his retirement as well as DeSoto coach Claude Mathis moving to SMU and Skyline coach Reggie Samples leaving the DISD power for Duncanville.
West had its school record playoff run in 2012, advancing four rounds deep behind a high-powered offense with Jamabo and running back Auston Anderson (at Northwestern). West had a 10-2 record in 2005 led by the nephews of Brian Bosworth, Korey and Kyle Miller Bosworth, who went on to play at UCLA.
Plano West, has been high profile since it opened as the PISD’s third school in 1999 on property near a Polo ranch and now foreshadowed the population boom in Collin County seen all up the North Dallas Tollway to Celina and Prosper and on Central Expressway to the East up through Allen and McKinney.
Hughes was a successful offensive coordinator for Brence, then at Plano before Hugheswas tabbed by former PISD athletic director John Kimbrough to replace Mark Reeve who opened the school.
The PISD, with a history of promoting coaches with school ties, will post the position and hopes to have a successor in late February.
North Texas Football Coaching Changes
- Plano West .. Longtime PISD stalwart Mike Hughes retires
- South Oak Cliff Texas Tech hires away Emmett Jones
- Birdville .. Icon Jim Skinner retires 229 career wins
- Justin Eaton opens for UIL play in 2016
- Midlothian Heritage Lee Wiginton moves over after 5 yrs at Midlothian
- Midlothian now on the clock for new coach
- Hurst L.D. Bell .. Mark Smith leaves for SMU
- Frisco Reedy .. FISD No. 8 goes to Chad Cole (Wakeland DC)
- Skyline .. New DISD AD Gil Garza closing in on big hire
- DeSoto.. Claude Mathis to SMU
- Euless Trinity … Lineweaver retires, “internal favorable”
- Trinity Christian Addison … Steve Hayes to Enid (OK)
- Arlington Lamar .. Arlington HS grad (1990) Laban DeLay takes over
- Duncanville .. Reggie Samples from Skyline named
- Mabank .. Alan Haire from Lago Vista named
- Prosper … Names Chris Ross of Leander ISD
- Waxahachie … National attention for Jon Kitna hire
- Fort Worth Southwest Christian.. Former QB Richard Bartel hired
- Spring Westfield … 6A region II power HC Corby Meekins to UH