The Dodge family name has some deep roots in the success of the Southlake Carroll High School football program.
Todd Dodge, who is currently the head coach at Austin Westlake, built the Dragons into a national powerhouse during his reign as head coach that started in 2000. Southlake Carroll won four state titles until Dodge. The 2006 state title was won with Dodge’s son Riley playing quarterback. That team was also named “mythical” national champs by USA TODAY.
29 year old former Parade All American, State Champion QB Riley Dodge returning to alma mater to become Southlake Carroll’s new Head Football Coach & former Euless Trinity State Champion Coach Steve Lineweaver is expected to be a part of Dodge’s coaching staff. pic.twitter.com/vOhWdp5lwx
— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) March 23, 2018
The Star-Telegram is reporting that Riley is expected to become Southlake Carroll’s new head coach. He’ll take over for Hal Wasson, who Riley played for during his senior season in 2007. Wasson was released as the program’s head coach after the school self-reported violations within its football program to the state’s sports governing body, the University Interscholastic League. The Star-Telegram is also reporting in its story that Riley’s dad also applied for the job via a report from CBS 11’s Bill Jones.
As reported at 10:20 on CBS 11 Sports, Southlake Carroll has failed in its attempt to lure its top target, Austin Westlake’s Todd Dodge, back to Southlake as the Dragons Head Football Coach & Athletic Director. Coaching search back to square one. https://t.co/pNYFEpPOEb
— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) March 12, 2018
I’m told “it took Act of Congress” to get 29-yr old Riley Dodge in front of Southlake Carroll HFC selection committee, then he aced interviews, consensus choice among committee members…popular veteran administrator Paul Pinson replaces reassigned Darren Allman as SLC interim AD pic.twitter.com/TVIP7kNBi4
— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) March 24, 2018
Todd Dodge’s record at Southlake Carroll was 98-11. Last season the 29-year old Dodge served as Justin Northwest’s offensive coordinator.
An announcement on the Dragons’ new head coach could come on Monday when the district’s school board meets.