Gatesville High football coach headed to join Art Briles at Mount Vernon
By Staff and wire reports
Gatesville High School head football coach Kyle Cooper has given his verbal intention to school officials to resign from the position and join Art Briles at Mount Vernon High School in East Texas.
Gatesville Independent School District officials confirmed the move on Tuesday.
"Coach Cooper is going to Mount Vernon to work under Coach Art Briles," Gatesville Superintendent Barrett Pollard said in an email to the Herald. "We wish Kyle and his family the best of luck in his new endeavor."
Cooper has coached for Gatesville for 12 years, and finished last season with a record of 3-7.
"We will begin the search for his replacement soon. No decisions have been made yet, but we will place a high priority on filling the position since two-a-days are right around the corner," Pollard said.
Gatesville's first game will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Midlothian Heritage, according to Max Preps.
The news broke in late May that Mount Vernon had hired Briles — two-time Big 12 champion coach fired by Baylor three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal — to lead the football program.
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