Texas powerhouse Allen names Lee Wiginton as its new coach

Lee Wiginton has been named the new Allen football coach.
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Allen (Texas) has a new head football coach as Lee Wiginton involves lead the program after 6 seasons at Midlothian Heritage.

And also Wiginton’s initial game with the Eagles is a battle royal as they host St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) in a Texas-California showdown.

” I am fired up as well as grateful for the possibility to sign up with the Allen ISD area as well as lead the Allen Eagles football program,” said Wiginton, that also is head of state of the Texas Secondary School Coaches Organization. “You can go nearly anywhere in the country and individuals will certainly acknowledge the Allen Eagles name and the existing society of excellence in academics and extracurriculars.”

Wiginton replaces Chad Morris, that was 11-3 in his only season before making a decision to return to the university level. He becomes the 3rd Allen trainer because 2016 after Morris replaced Terry Gambill, that was 65-4 in four seasons and also led the Eagles to their last state title in 2017.

The Eagles return lots of skill heading into the autumn headlined by four-star defensive end Zina Umeozulu and also four-star quarterback Mike Hawkins.

Allen has actually been among the best programs in Texas as well as it has created some top-end skill with eight players prepared in the NFL because 2012, consisting of Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray.

The Eagles have actually won 5 state championships in school background (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017) and also have finished placed in the MaxPreps Top 25 six times since 2012.

” Throughout Texas, Coach Wiginton is referred to as a highly regarded leader among his peers who trainers his groups with class and also stability,” stated Kim Garner, Allen ISD Supervisor of Sports. “Train Wiginton inspected all the right boxes for Allen during the interview procedure: generating a strong plan of instilling a winning culture in every element of the program, leading with advancement while additionally recognizing Allen’s incredible customs, and concentrating on the value of unifying our neighborhood by supplying communication between gamers, trainers, stakeholders, and parents.”

An Angelo State alumni, Wiginton was the 2020 recipient of the Training Past the Video Game Honor from the Texas High School Coaches Association.

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