SWEETWATER, Texas - Sweetwater High School Head Football Coach Shane Mobley announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the Mustangs to take a job at Sealy High School in Sealy, Texas.
Mobley, who had a record of 46 wins to 16 losses at Sweetwater, coached the Mustangs for five years and took them to the playoffs in three of those.
It was Mobley who turned around the Mustang program, one of which the last three seasons of 13-1, 12-1, and 13-2 records is the best stretch in program history.
Mobley spoke to Sports Director Chris Wilner, and in a statement said there were many reasons in his decision, but explained Sealy offered him the best opportunity and it "felt more and more comfortable" as he researched the program.
In his last game with the Mustangs on Dec. 16, Sweetwater lost the 4A Division 2 State Championship game to West Orange-Stark, 24-6. It was the first state game for the Mustangs in 31 years.
"We were impressed by the quality of applicants we received for this position, but Coach Mobley stood out from the very beginning," said Sheryl Moore, Superintendent of Sealy ISD.
Sealy High School is also UIL Class 4A, the same designation as Sweetwater, although it is Division I instead of Division II. The school is located west of the Houston metroplex and is in district 12.
Sealy has rich history in the Texas Football landscape of the early and mid 1990's, but recent years have seen a decline. The Tigers finished last year just 3-7, 2-4 in league play.
Ryan Reichardt, President of the Sealy ISD Board of Trustees said, "I know we made the right choice with Shane Mobley. We talked to a lot of good men who were great at certain aspects of their job, but Coach Mobley excels in all the areas of leadership and success that are important to our district. He is everything we were hoping to find in a new Athletics Director and head coach. I believe the community will be very pleased."
Mobley will begin coaching at Sealy on Feb. 15.
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