After leading Mansfield to its deepest playoff run in school history, Jeff Hulme is packing his bags for Waco.
Hulme, who spent eight years at Mansfield, will be named the new head coach at Waco Midway, pending Midway ISD school board approval Friday. Hulme is already listed as the team’s head coach on Twitter.
“I think the biggest draw is that I’ve never been at a one-school town where everything is about that one high school and not divided up into five different loyalties, or four different high schools, or whatever it is,” he said.
“I want to feel what that’s about and experience that as a head coach.”
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... I’ve never been at a one-school town where everything is about that one high school and not divided up into five different loyalties ...
Former Mansfield coach Jeff Hulme
Hulme had six winning seasons in his eight years at Mansfield after arriving from Fort Bend Clements in 2008. Under Hulme, the Tigers won the program’s first playoff game and advanced to the 6A Division II state semifinals this past season with a 12-3 record.
Mansfield will start its search process for a replacement immediately.
It’s the second head coaching vacancy in a week for the Mansfield ISD, following Travis Pride’s departure from Summit to take the top job at Trophy Club Nelson.
Mansfield’s new coach will face new foes in District 4-6A — Arlington schools Martin, Bowie, Sam Houston and Lamar, as well as Fort Worth Paschal and North Crowley — after Monday’s UIL realignment.
Nondistrict games are planned with Summit, Cedar Hill and Flower Mound Marcus.