Mark Comfort ends longtime coaching career


Mark Comfort has announced his retirement as head football coach and Athletic Director at Sabine High School after guiding the Sabine athletic department for the past five seasons. 

Comfort came to Sabine six years ago, initially hired as a football assistant and head softball coach under then head coach Jerry Baker. Comfort then took the reins upon Baker’s departure.

Sabine was Comfort’s first head football coaching position and he ended his tenure with a 16-37 record with the Cardinals. In 2014 Comfort guided the Cardinals to their first winning season in 12 years with a 6-5 record.

Comfort spent his entire 38 year coaching career in East Texas starting in 1979 as an assistant at Longview’s Foster Middle School under the tutelage of Doug Cox and his staff.

Comfort worked his way up in the Longview system staying for 21 years, serving on the varsity staff under Cox, and as the defensive coordinator in Robert Bero’s first year as the Lobo’s head coach in 1988.

After Bero’s tenure ended as the Lobo head coach Comfort worked as the defensive coordinator for the Pine Tree Pirates and head softball coach for the Lady Pirates for five years.

After his Pine Tree days, Comfort rejoined Robert Bero coaching seven years at Spring Hill where he was the defensive coordinator and head softball coach.

Comfort is a very well-respected coach, mentor, and family man, having great success as a defensive coach and as a head softball coach with a career record of 340-168-5 on the girl’s diamond.

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