His prep coaching resume covers 12 years and positions at Allen, West Mesquite and Wilmer-Hutchins.
One of Todd's challenges with the Panthers will be possibly dealing with less numbers as some 300 students are expected to be siphoned from Hillcrest to the new Conrad High School. Hillcrest has enjoyed great success on the field and has appeared in the playoffs seven of the last eight years.
Elsewhere, Seagoville football coach Clint Roddy was named an assistant athletic director for the Dallas Independent School District central staff. He replaces Jeff Johnson, who was promoted to athletic director when Troy Mathieu left the district.
Azle's Hornets also have a new football coach in former DeSoto assistant Eddie Paul. Paul has previous coaching experience at Plainview High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He replaces Gary Rushing, who retired.