Tony Heath steps-down at Pearland (Texas)

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Pearland head coach Tony Heath is stepping-down.  Heath, who led the Oilers to a state championship in 2010 in the state’s biggest classification, beating Euless Trinity, has served as the school’s head coach for the past 20 years.

Heath, who amassed an overall record of 195-53, is leaving the sidelines to take a job with Hellas Construction, a sports contractor specializing in athletic fields, running tracks and tennis court.  After a 2-8 first season, Heath built Pearland into a program that made the playoffs over the last 18 years.

In addition to Pearland’s 2010 state championship.  Heath led the Oilers to the 2013 state championship game where they lost to eventual “mythical” High School Football America national champ Allen.

The Houston Chronicle is speculating that defensive coordinator James Farmer will take-over as the team’s head coach.

Below you can listen to our interview with Heath on the High School Football America Radio Show prior to the start of the 2011 season.

Tony Heath on High School Football America in 2011

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