Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire texted out Sunday afternoon he was no longer a candidate for a staff position at Texas.
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.”
Garrett McGuire is Joey’s sophomore son who has been a staple on the Longhorns’ sideline in McGuire’s 12 seasons. McGuire was a sub-varsity quarterback this past season until an injury.
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.
Jan. 28: There are multiple reports Cedar Hill football coach Joey McGuire has been offered to be an assistant for Texas coach Charlie Strong.
McGuire, who just finished his 12th season as the head coach at Cedar Hill, has won three state titles with the Longhorns in Texas high school football’s highest classification. This run includes back-to-back state championships the last two seasons — the other came in 2006.
In its report, 247sports said “It may be tough to hire McGuire away from Cedar Hill, however.”
His son is a quarterback on the team, and sources indicate he’d like to see him all the way through his senior season. McGuire has already been offered two assistant positions from other programs this offseason, but he turned both down.
Coaches throughout the state feel McGuire would be a great fit on a college staff.
“It’s just a matter of time (before he takes a college job),” said Rowlett head coach Doug Stephens. “You talk about a guy who has a good relationship with kids and is full of energy. He will do an awesome job. He’s got a great rapport with everybody.”
“Joey would be an absolutely tremendous addition to any college staff,” said Austin Westlake head coach Todd Dodge. “First, he’s a damn good football coach. Two, he’ll be a heck of a recruiter. He has that great personality. I think it would be awesome.
The search to fill the position began less than a month ago when longtime Texas assistant Bruce Chambers was fired Dec. 31.