Hou. Westbury, Kerens, Groesbeck Name Coaches

Groesbeck, Houston Westbury and Kerens all have new football coaches as more schools across Texas seek to make their hires before the end of the school year. At Groesbeck, Stephen Burrow returns to the Central Texas region after leaving Waco Connally three years ago. Keeath Magee moves on to Westbury while Russell Anderson was selected to lead Kerens.

Burrow brings some strong credentials back to an area he once called home. He led Connally's Cadets to a 10-2 record in 2003 after the team had won just six games in Burrow's three previous years. In addition to being named Super Centex Coach of the Year, others took notice and Burrow moved on to Crockett High School, where he stayed until coming to Groesbeck.

Burrow faces another rebuilding challenges with the Goats, who have not reached the post-season since 2001. Burrow did note that Groesbeck has been a traditionally strong program in the past and that he hopes to return the school to those previous glories.

Elsewhere, Magee became the third Tyler John Tyler coach to move on in the last two months, following defensive coordinator David Gibbs (same post at Texas A&M-Commerce) and head coach Thomas Brooks (Jasper).

The move to Westbury's Rebels is an ironic one as Magee was a finalist for the head coaching position at the school in 2004.

Magee expressed delight at landing his first head coaching position at a Class 5A school in a major metropolitan area. Westbury's alumni roll call includes the likes of Michael Strahan of the New York Giants, Bennie Brazell of the Cincinnati Bengals and Ayana Walker of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks.

Magee's experience also includes passing game coordinator at Temple from 2000-03 and then one year as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Lockhart before going to John Tyler.

Finally, Anderson comes to Kerens after working for five years at Corsicana, including two as the offensive coordinator from 2002-03. Anderson served as head coach and athletic director from 1997-2002 at Wortham.

Anderson's first football coaching position came in 1990 when he father, Jerry, named him offensive coordinator at Kerens. From there, Anderson moved to Gainesville before landing the job at Wortham.


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