Southlake Dragons to name new head football coach - By Kathryn Hopper, Pegasus News
While Jerry Jones is still mulling his options, the Southlake Dragons are poised to name their new head coach Monday.
It probably won’t be a big shocker. Fossil Ridge football coach Hal Wasson has been the favorite to continue the Dragons dynasty and now the Star-Telegram reports he’s playing coy, but confirmed he’s scheduled a Monday meeting with his current players and coaches.
Wasson has more than a few connections with Carroll. He coached the team’s running backs in 2002 and 2003; his son, Chase, was the star quarterback who led the team to its 2002 5A Division II title and his wife, Sallie, teaches physical education at Johnson Elementary. His four-season record at Fossil Ridge is 28-15.
Carroll district officials plan to make the announcement 5 p.m. Monday.
A field of 28 candidates applied for the Dragons top coaching spot after Todd Dodge announced he was headed for the University of North Texas. Finalists for the Dragons job included Wasson, Andrews’ Blaine Springston, Plano East’s Johnny Ringo and Frisco’s Vance Gibson. La Marque head coach Bryan Erwin was also in the running, but took the head-coaching job at Marcus last week.
Carroll’s search committee members include Carroll Superintendent David J. Faltys, Athletic Director Ronnie Tipps, Senior High Principal Daniel Presley, High School Principal Rick Westfall and Chief Personnel Officer Derek Citty and Booster Club President Jack Luna.