Less than one month after Coach Jason Cole stepped down from his role as Thrall ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, the school has filled the position with a coach with a winning background. The school announced Thursday evening that Coach Rick Porter will be taking over the position.
Porter has been coaching for 29 years, 7 as a head coach. He has been an AD/Head football Coach in the past with a 64-20 overall record and 9-5 in the playoffs having two appearances in the quarterfinals and one semi-final appearance. He has served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Tigers for the past few seasons and enters year ten as a Tiger this fall.
“Coach Porter is respected by the students, staff, and community and is a huge contributor to the community. His leadership and experience will be great for all Athletic programs for the Thrall Tigers, said Thrall superintendent Tommy Hooker.
As a goal for Thrall, Porter wants to compete for the Lone Star Cup.
“I think as a program (boys and girls) we are in decent shape we just need a spark and I think with my leadership we can provide that spark, said Coach Porter.” Football, we will miss our seniors but have a great core to work with. We have great coaches on staff that can help make this transition happen very smoothly.”
As with all schools Thrall looks to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic and bring sports back to the community.