Mesquite ISD veteran Tim Seder, who was the Dallas Cowboys’ kicker from 2000-2001, has been named the head football coach at North Mesquite High School.

Seder comes to North Mesquite after five seasons at Mesquite Horn, where he was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Horn went 10-2 in 2017, advancing to the area round of the playoffs.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to lead the Stallions’ program,” Seder said in a press release. “I’m extremely excited to develop relationships with students and help them with their character building. I will represent the integrity and class of Mesquite ISD.”

The 43-year-old Seder was a gym teacher at Lucas High School in Ohio in the late 90s, before pursuing professional football.

Seder’s NFL kicking career was rather pedestrian – he made 44 of 62 field goals (71 percent) over three seasons – but, oddly enough, he scored two rushing touchdowns as a Cowboy. He ran for a one-yard score in a 2000 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and punched it in from eight yards out on a fake field goal in an Oct. 2001 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

After his playing career, he became a volunteer coach at Ohio State University and then a full-time coach at Ashland University, his undergraduate alma mater. Between 2006 and 2013 he held positions at West Mesquite High School and Wills Point.

“We are excited about Tim Seder becoming the new head football coach at North Mesquite,” said Mesquite ISD Athletic Director Steve Bragg. “Tim’s experience at Ohio State University, playing in the NFL and as defensive coordinator at Horn High School have prepared him for this opportunity. Coach Seder’s leadership will be a great asset to the North Mesquite High School community and staff.”

Seder’s wife, Melissa, teaches English Terry Middle School in Mesquite ISD.