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BJ Gotte leaves for Pearland
The coaching carousel in the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas areas has been spinning somewhat under the radar.
In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest storylines.
PEARLAND GETS IT STARTED
When Ricky Tullos took the Bryan High School job, who knew the how the dominos would fall. Follow me on this. Tullos goes to Bryan and defending State Champ coach BJ Gotte of Katy Paetow takes over the Pearland program. Denton Ryan OC Lonnie Teague gets the Paetow job and brings over David Hicks from Allen as an associate head coach. He brings over with him his son David Hicks Jr., who is the No. 1 player on Texas for the 2023 class.
MILLER SPRNGS TO WILLIS
Trent Miller built a power over the past few seasons at Spring High with his explosive offense. Miller has taken the Willis Wildkat job after the departure of coach Mike Wall. He will have super sophomore QB DJ Lagway to work with for the next two seasons.
YOUNG JOSEPH GETS MASSIVE JOB
If you have never been to Port Neches-Groves and seen a game at the Reservation, you are missing out. PNG’s Brett Faircloth took the Sulphur Springs job and in comes a familiar name to all of Texas – Jeff Joseph. Jeff is the son of legendary Katy coach Gary Joseph. Jeff was at Southlake Carroll as the special teams coordinator last year.
MOVEMENT DOWN SOUTH
Texas City coach Leland Surovik moves to the AD spot leaving the Stings job open for now. Blake Ryder takes over at Santa Fe, Kevin Berneathy of Dobie takes the La Porte job, Pasadena Dobie hires Pasadena Rayburn HC Demon Stafford and Brazoswood Danny Youngs leaves to Brenham as Joe Dale Cary takes over the Bucs.
MOVING ON UP
Coaches are always looking to move up the coaching ladder. Here are some interesting moves. Ramon ChinYoung leaves Willowridge to be a Quality Control coach for the Denver Broncos... Goose Creek-Memorial’s Shannon Carter takes an Abilene Christian assistant job and interim Daniel Ragsdale takes over Patriot Nation… Summer Creek OC Cornelius Harmon gets the Nimitz HC job… Westbury HC Darrel Colbert takes over at Class 6A Beaumont United… Atascocita DC Jacody Coleman is hired as the Dallas Skyline HC… CE King HC Derek Fitzhenry moves to the AD spot and George Young is now the HC… Huffman HC and AD Mike McEachern takes over as the AD at Pflugerville… Hightower assistant Will Blaylock was hired as HC of Lubbock Estacado…Manvel OC Kendrick Crumedy takes over as Jasper’s HC
Legendary coach Cornel Thompson of West Orange-Stark, who led the ‘Stangs to two State titles, has retired… After 19 seasons, John Bolfing hangs up the whistle at Montgomery.
The 2022 UIL Soccer Playoffs pushed on to the Area Round on Monday and Tuesday of this week with a chuck full slate of matches on Tuesday.
Here are the scores from around the area.
Class 6A – Region III
Katy Taylor 2, Jersey Village 1 Seven Lakes 3, Cypress Ridge 2
Regional Quarterfinals: Katy Taylor vs Seven Lakes
.@HunterJMerritt evens it up for @SLsoccer in the 39th minute, 1-1. Awesome strike. @LethalSoccer @SLHSABC @kfinnesand @KatyISDAthletic pic.twitter.com/3HxMdoFeuj— Dennis Silva II (@densilva02) March 30, 2022
Pearland 2, Humble 0Strake Jesuit 3, Dobie 2
Regional Quarterfinals: Pearland vs Strake Jesuit
Deer Park 4, Clear Springs 0 Pasadena defeats Alief Elsik in Penalty Kicks
Regional Quarterfinals: Deer Park vs Pasadena
Deer Park defeats Clear Springs 4-0’ pic.twitter.com/wgsfdtDxHI— Deer Park Athletics (@dpisdathletics) March 30, 2022
Cy Creek 1, Cinco Ranch 0 Ridge Point 2, Lamar 1
Regional Quarterfinals: Cy Creek vs Ridge Point
Class 6A Region II
The Woodlands 3, Cypress Ranch 0 Bridgeland 2, Grand Oaks 1
Regional Quarterfinals: The Woodlands vs Bridgeland
MacArthur 4, Tomball 2 Klein 2, Westfield 0
Regional Quarterfinals: MacArthur vs Klein
Congratulations to MacArthur Boys Soccer Team for their 4-2 victory over a very good team from Tomball! Go Big Red! Area Champs!! @drgoffney @KatyRoede @AthleticsAisd @AldineSports #Aldine Proud pic.twitter.com/u9VYV7hP5n— AISD Athletics (@DeanColbert5) March 30, 2022
Class 5A Region III
Fort Bend Kempner 3, Galena Park 1Baytown Lee defeats Sharpstown
Regional Quarterfinals: FB Kempner vs Baytown Lee
Jordan 2, Crockett 1 Weiss defeats Magnolia West
Regional Quarterfinals: Jordan vs Weiss
Wisdom 3, Goose Creek Memorial 1 Foster 4, Texas City 0
Regional Quarterfinals: Wisdom vs Foster
Class 4A Region III
Brookshire Royal 5, China Spring 2 Mexia 3, La Grange 1
Regional Quarterfinals: Royal vs Mexia
Stafford 1, Huffman 0 Scarborough 4, Jasper 1
Regional Quarterfinals: Stafford vs Scarborough
East Chambers 5, El Campo 0 Columbia 6, Little Cypress-Mauriceville 0
Regional Quarterfinals: East Chambers vs Columbia