Troy Aikman coaching high school football

troy aikmanTwitter photo
gamestrat sideline instant replay header

There’s no doubt that The Dallas Morning News does an awesome job of covering high school football. Today, I enjoyed the newspaper’s story on College and Pro Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman serving as an assistant coach at Episcopal School of Dallas, a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest or ISAS.

According to the story, ESD head coach Richard Williams asked Aikman’s stepson Val Mooty, a receiver on the team, if the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft would help-out the Eagles? Aikman said yes, and the rest is history as the former Dallas Cowboys QB has worked around his television schedule for FOX Sports to be ESD’s quarterbacks coach.

The story states that Aikman makes a couple of practices a week, plus being on the sidelines on Friday night for ESD, which is 3-1 heading into this weekend. Last weekend, Eagles’ QB Preston Morway threw six touchdown passes in 15 attempts in a 61-6 win over Greenhill. According to the story, Morway has completed 63-percent of his passes this season with 18 touchdowns and only four picks.

ESD opened the season with a 49-26 win over Trinity Christian Academy of Addison, coached by Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary.

Listen to Mike Singletary talk about returning to HS Football

Aikman isn’t the first NFL QB to coach ESD. Journeyman quarterback Seneca Wallace, who is now the quarterbacks coach at John Paul II, was the team’s QB coach before Aikman.

More Texas high school football news

Buy Jeff Fisher’s Texas high school football book with over 50 NFL players discussing their high school playing days

Small Player Big Play

small player big play

No More Fumbles

About the Author

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.