Gillespie leaves Stephenville

by Jeff Fisher

Stephenville Yellow Jackets footballIs Stephenville head coach Joe Gillespie on the road to a head coaching at the college level?  Considering Gillespie’s two predecessors are now college head coaches, the odds may be with him.

Friday, Gillespie resigned as the program’s head coach to become a linebackers coach at the University of Tulsa.

Chad Morris, who is the new head coach at SMU, preceded Gillespie.  Morris was 49-10 at Stephenville before leaving to take the head coaching job at Lake Travis.  Back in the 90’s, Stephenville won four state titles under Art Briles, who is the current head coach at Baylor.

Gillespie led the Yellow Jackets to the 2012 Texas Class 3A Division I title, while advancing to the playoffs six of the seven years he was there.  His overall record was 72-23.



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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.