Lockhart has found its next football coach, but the Lions won’t have to find a new offense.
Eustace’s Brian Herman will become the high school’s football coach and athletic coordinator, Lockhart school district officials announced Monday. Herman will replace Paul Kilby, who left the Lions in March to become the coach at Sweeny.
“We feel like we’ve been looking for this kind of candidate for a long time,” said Jose Parra, the superintendent of Lockhart schools, who added that the district received 65 applications for the position. “This gentleman will be a long-term fixture for us.”
In his two years at Eustace, Herman’s teams were 15-8. The Bulldogs reached the Class 2A, Division I playoffs in each of his two seasons. In 2011, they lost in the area round to eventual state champion Melissa, and the 2012, they fell in the bi-district round to eventual state finalist Daingerfield.
Before coming to Eustace, Herman was an assistant coach at Liberty Hill when the Panthers won back-to-back Class 3A state titles in 2006-07. Just as Liberty Hill and Eustace did this past season, Lockhart ran the Slot-T offense under Kilby.
The Lions, who compete in District 27-4A, were 8-12 over the past two seasons.