ODESSA, Texas -

After months of searching. the Odessa Permian Panthers have a new head coach.

Blake Feldt was selected by the Ector Country ISD to become the school's twelfth head coach in school history.

The 51 year old Midland native, was a three year offensive line starter at Texas Tech where he also served as a graduate assistant.

Feldt has previously coached at several schools in the college and high school ranks. He's spent time at Appalachian State, Southern Methodist, Breckenridge high school, Hays Consolidated, and Pilot point where he helped the team win a state title in 2009.

Feldt's coaching contract is reportedly a two year deal worth around 118,000 a year.