A Job He Couldn't Duck

Taylor's football Ducks now have a new "web master" in Rick Cobia, who resigned from Caldwell High School after six years to take over as athletic director and head football coach at Taylor. Cobia succeeds Tim Holt, who moved on to Big Spring to coach the Steers.

Cobia guided Caldwell to the playoffs three times, including a sparkling 10-2 season last year when the Hornets reached the second round of the playoffs.

At Taylor, he will inherit a program that went 4-6 last year, the first time the Ducks were not in the playoff water in four seasons.

Cobia cited the opportunity to direct a Class 4A program as a major reason for the move. He is excited about the challenge before him with his new team as well as the opportunity to be a part of the school's other sports programs.

Cobia amassed an overall 33-31 mark at Caldwell. While the record may not have been spectacular, the results were. Prior to Cobia's arrival, the Hornets had only reached the playoffs three times in 22 years. Cobia, of course, went three times in just six years. In fact, when Caldwell made back-to-back playoff showings, it was the first time since 1931 that feat had taken place.

Now, he is on to a new adventure in a new community. If past results are any indication, Taylor can expect great things.


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