Former Baylor head football head coach Art Briles is backing coaching football in the state of Texas, only this time it’ll be at the high school level.
Briles, 63, was Baylor’s head coach from 2008-15, leading the Bears to two Big 12 championships. He was 99-65 as the program’s head coach, winning 10-plus games in four of his final five seasons.
The longtime head coach was ousted as Baylor’s head coach as a result of the school’s sexual assault scandal.
Briles has been announced tonight’s as the new head coach at Mount Vernon in Texas.
Art Briles has landed a high school head coaching job out in East Texas. https://t.co/BB6XNIO3Sk
— Max Olson (@max_olson) May 24, 2019
Here’s the full release from the school:
— Micah Fleet (@MicahFleet) May 24, 2019
Briles’ hiring will not be without controversy, and it’s not surprising that the news was announced the Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend.