Former Baylor head coach Art Briles lands high school head coaching job
Former Baylor head coach Art Briles has landed a high school head coaching job.
Briles was named the next head coach at Mount Vernon High School Friday evening, per a release from the school.
“We are pleased to welcome Coach Briles back home to Texas,” Mount Vernon ISD superintendent Jason McCullough said in a statement. “He brings with him a wealth of not only football experience but also life experience. He is passionate about investing in the lives of young people and helping them to succeed both on the field and in life.”
The 63 year-old Briles coached at Baylor from 2008 to 2016 and was fired amid a sexual assault scandal. He previously coached at Houston (2003-07) and coached Texas high school football for 20 years.
“High school football is a Texas institution. As a coach, it’s my first love. You’ll make no bigger impact in this world than when you shape the lives of young people—one practice, one game, and one life at a time. I am excited to be coaching at Mount Vernon this fall,” said Briles in the release.