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.