…Meanwhile back in Texas, I was sad to hear Steve Warren is retiring as the head coach at Abilene High. I spent a week with Warren and the Abilene staff in 2012 as they prepared for the cross-town rivalry game against Cooper. I loved the West Texas high school football atmosphere and was impressed by the professionalism and demeanor of the staff. The resurgence at Abilene High was not an accident but is much due to the man at the helm. As with many of the programs I highlighted in Big and Bright, Abilene High is a great representation of what is right and good about Texas High School Football.
Warren is a quality man who coaches the right way and his retirement from the coaching community is a loss to the profession. I am glad to see that he will be succeeded by long time offensive coordinator Del Van Cox, another good man who will keep the ball rolling. Good luck to both Coach Warren and the Abilene Eagle football program. I look forward to visiting in the fall.