Holloway's hire at ACHS to bring stability to Panther football

ACHS gets stability from new coach...

ABILENE,TX - As it was announced on Wednesday, a Texas high school football coaching vacancy was officially filled here in Abilene, as Abilene Christian High School welcomed its new man Jim Holloway.

Holloway made his way to campus Thursday afternoon, as he prepares to transition and take over a program that's suffered from instability – on now coach number three in the last four years.

The Panthers program has found success in recent years, but also struggled with inconsistency with a combined record at 7-15 the last two seasons and one playoff appearance.

Holloway brings in not only experience in the six-man realm from Miami ISD as well as Groom, but state championship experience during his time at Lubbock Christian in 2000.

After accepting the position, Holloway said he’s in it for the long haul, and plans on bringing back that stability to the ACHS program.

“That's what they need,” said Holloway in his first interview with KTXS since accepting the position.

“These kids need to know that, that is going to be our coach," he said. "That's who is going to be here and he's going to believe in us and he's going to work with us as hard as he can, and we're going to do great things. I don't want to be anywhere else."

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