Tony Heath has announced his resignation as the Pearland head football coach after 20 seasons. Heath led the Oilers to 18 playoff appearances including a 2010 state championship and a 2013 title runner-up.
After 31 seasons as a football coach Heath's resignation was somewhat unexpected this late in the summer.
"I've been blessed to have had a great run here in Pearland," Heath said to media outlets. "I knew the time was near and when the opportunity came my family agreed that this was the right time to do it."
Heath will begin his new career as the business development manager in the Houston area for Hellas Construction.
Heath leaves Pearland with an overall record of 195-53 with a record of 173-33 in Heath's final 17 years, reaching the state semifinals in 2001 and 2006 before winning the Class 6A state championship over Euless Trinity, 28-24 in 2010.
Heath was an assistant in La Marque where the Cougars had won state titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997 before his arrival in Pearland.