Kent Scott informed his Prosper football players on Friday morning he was resigning after nine years. Under Scott in eight seasons, Prosper was 57-26 with a 3A Division I state championship in 2008 and a three-round march in 2009 in the Eagles' first year in Class 4A before losing to eventual state finalist Lancaster.
Prosper is is a growing community still developing into what is now a Class 5A program. FYI: At the end of the North Dallas Tollway, Prosper pressbox still rings of small-school, no hard-line phone installed.
"I think there were some kids in shock," Scott said. "But we always talk to them about life lessons and the last one I left them with is that there is change in life. With changes comes some hurt and sadness but all change works for good."
When Scott was hired as Prosper's head coach he was the hot, young coach on the rise just more than 30-years-old. Prosper has been adjusting to competing in a higher classification the past two seasons with six overall wins, three in district. Scott said it's been a blessing to work with the Prosper administration, students and community and that he looks forward to "looking for a new challenge."
Waxahachie coach David Ream retires
After 15 years and 12 berths in the state playoffs at Waxahachie, athletic director and football coach David Ream informed his staff Wednesday morning he was retiring.
Under 59-year-old Ream, Waxahachie won district championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 with bi-district championships in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2011. The 2009 Indians advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 13-1 record. He also led the Indians to a district runner-up finish and bi-district playoff births in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2008.
"Coach Ream leaves a great legacy with over 100 wins in his 15 years in Waxahachie. During this time, his teams have made playoffs 12 times," Superintendent Jeremy Glenn said in a press release. "Coach Ream, with his dedication to education and sports, has been one of the premier football coaches in Texas over the last three decades. He has been an advocate for all students and will be sorely missed."
Before coming to Waxahachie, David was the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Texarkana Liberty-Eylau High School for eleven years.
His 1998 Liberty-Eylau team advanced to the state quarterfinals and the 1999 squad won the 3A Division I State Championship.
Changes in North Texas high school football
- Arlington Lamar
- Fort Worth Southwest Christian
Duncanville's Jeff Dicus resigns
Duncanville football coach Jeff Dicus has announced his resignation to end his seven-year tenure, Duncanville ISD athletic director Cathy Self-Morgan confirmed. Duncanville won three games in two of the last three seasons. Duncanville missed the state playoffs for third consecutive season with a 3-7 record following a 5-5 record in 2013.
Duncanville competed in a Class 6A district with Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Mansfield and South Grand Prairie.
Duncanville reached the state playoffs in Dicus' first four years and advanced to the second round in 2010.
Dicus arrived at Duncanville with high expectations in 2008 as the architect of Lake Travis' first state title in 2007 for Class 4A Division II. Dicus is well regarded for his passing schemes and teaching. Dicus also is known as a meticulous planner.
Duncanville had won four games the two years before he arrived in a similar situation to his turnaround at Lake Travis, which had a 1-19 record in the two seasons prior to his arrival.