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JUN 22

(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE I-S-D WILL SEE NEW FACES

ON THE SIDELINES FOR SEVERAL SPORTS IN 2018-2019.

ROCKDALE I-S-D ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JEFF MILLER

HAS ANNOUNCED SEVERAL COACHING HIRES AND CHANGES.

IN FOOTBALL, FORMER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

BRANDON HOUSTON IS NOW HEAD COACH AT BUFFALO.

THE TIGERS’ NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR WILL BE

CURRENT ASSISTANT ETHAN NOEL.

FORMER BASEBALL COACH JACOB MCMURTRY

HAS DEPARTED ROCKDALE AFTER 2 SEASONS. JOHN

HOOSER IS THE NEW TIGER HEAD BASEBALL COACH.

HOOSER IS A BARTLETT NATIVE, AND MOST RECENTLY

WAS HEAD BASEBALL COACH AT CYPRESS RIDGE NEAR

HOUSTON. FORMER TIGER ATHLETE ETHAN BRINKLEY

HAS HIS FIRST COACHING JOB. BRINKLEY RECENTLY

SERVED AS A STUDENT TEACHER-ASSISTANT BUT HAS

NOW BEEN HIRED ON HERE IN ROCKDALE. BRINKLEY

WAS THE TIGERS STARTING QUARTERBACK FROM 2010

TO 2012 AND HOLDS THE ALL-TIME PASSING RECORD

WITH OVER 46 HUNDRED YARDS. HE STARTED AT

QUARTERBACK FOR WEST TEXAS A & M. HE WAS

ALSO FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE IN BASKETBALL.

THE ROCKDALE LADY TIGER BASKETBALL TEAM WILL

ALSO HAVE A NEW FACE ON THE SIDELINES. COACH

CHARLIE HALL STEPPED DOWN AS HEAD COACH AFTER

3 YEARS. HE WILL REMAIN ON THE TIGER COACHING STAFF.

THE NEW LADY TIGER BASKETBALL COACH IS MEREDITH

CAFFEY.

CAFFEY, 35, WAS HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH AT

CLYDE IN 2017. SHE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS HEAD COACH

AT CROSBYTON AND WINTERS. SHE ALSO SERVED AS AN

ASSISTANT AT BASKETBALL POWER NAZARETH FOR SIX

YEARS.

CAFFEY WAS AN ATHLETE AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL.

SHE ATTENDED SUL ROSS UNIVERSITY AND WAS A FOUR

YEAR TRACK LETTERMAN AND WAS NAMED FEMALE

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.

CAFFEY WILL INHERIT A LADY TIGER BASKETBALL

TEAM THAT WON 22 GAMES LAST SEASON BUT MISSED THE

PLAYOFFS AFTER STAR GUARD FRANCES KING WENT DOWN

WITH AN INJURY LATE IN THE YEAR. KING HAS SINCE

GRADUATED.

MILLER SAYS CAFFEY COMES FROM A COACHING

LINEAGE…

“SHE HAS A GREAT LINE OF COACHES, A COACHING

FAMILY, HER BROTHERS AND DAD AND ALL ARE A-D’S,

AND HEAD COACHES, ALL ACROSS. SHE’S REALLY A GOOD

ONE. SHE’S BEEN A GIRLS COORDINATOR. WE’RE REALLY

EXCITED TO HAVE HER.”

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