DeSoto’s Mathis officially going to SMU

by Jeff Fisher

DeSoto High School Eagles footballClaude Mathis is officially no longer the head football coach at DeSoto.  His long rumored hiring at SMU was made official today.  He joins new head coach Chad Morris‘ staff as the program’s running backs coach.

In seven seasons at DeSoto, Mathis led the school to a 74-18 record that included to trips to the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals in 2012 and 2013.  This past season, DeSoto finished 10-2 and #24 in the nation in the High School Football America Top 25 with loses to national champion Allen and #11 Cedar Hill.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.