Allen (TX) hires former DC Tom Gambill as new head coach

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by Jeff Fisher

Allen has hired current Waco Midway head coach Terry Gambill as the school’s new head football coach replacing Tom Westerberg, who resigned earlier this month to take-over the program at Barbers Hill.

Gambill, who served as defensive coordinator at Allen in 2008, led Midway to a 68-13 record in six years as the head coach the Waco school.  He was chosen from four finalist that included current Allen defensive coordinator Cory Cain, San Antonio Brandeis head coach Jeff Fleener, who was Allen’s former offensive coordinator and Rockwall head coach Rodney Webb.

Westerberg left after leading Allen to four Texas state titles in the state’s biggest classification.  Westerberg’s record was 148-15 during his stay as head coach with the Eagles.

In 2011, Gambill led Midway to the Class 4A Division I championship game where it lost to Lake Travis 22-7.

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