After retiring from pro football just last week (for a second time), former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will continue to stay right at home in the Dallas area working in football — this time as a high school football coach.
Argyle Liberty Christian took to Twitter Monday morning to announce that its month-long search for a new football head coach, after Steven Greek's resignation, had come to an end with none other than the Dallas Cowboys great, Witten:
Liberty Christian School is excited to announce our new Head Football Coach Jason Witten. Jason, former Dallas Cowboy tight end and long-time Liberty parent will be joining the Liberty Christian coaching staff as Head Football Coach. It's a great day to be a Warrior! pic.twitter.com/SPtdSqvxID
— Liberty Christian (@LibertyArgyle) February 1, 2021
Greek helped lead the Liberty Christian to an 8-5 record (3-1 in district play) record and guide the team to the TAPPS Division I state semifinal game in 2018, his first season as head. The next two seasons saw less than ideal records with a 3-8 (1-3) record in 2019 and a 2-7 (1-4) record in 2020.
The 11-time Pro Bowler's retirement from the NFL came after a 17-year career where he played 16 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and one with the Las Vegas Raiders. Although Witten finished his playing career with the Raiders, he will sign a one-day contract with the Cowboys franchise in March to officially retire as he began: a Cowboy. Witten missed only one game in his entire NFL career.
Witten's oldest son, CJ, will be a freshman at Argyle Liberty Christian next season.