Last Friday, March 20, Coach Jason Cole resigned his position as Thrall’s Athletic Director and head football coach.
“I really enjoyed my time in Thrall. The community, school system, and the kids were great. My family thrived here, and I will always be grateful for this time in our lives,” Cole said.
Since taking over at Thrall Coach Cole helped the athletic department grow by creating a culture of winning that has drawn fans and families to all sports. Thrall, since Cole’s arrival has gained a higher participation rate than any other 2A school in the region.
There have been improvements in both the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs. The softball program has greatly improved and have finished the shortened season ranked 17th in the state. The volleyball program has continued to be successful bringing pride to the community.
Coach Cole was also the first coach in Thrall history to guide a Tiger football team to the playoffs in four consecutive seasons (2014-17).
Cole and his family will be heading north to Quanah ISD where he will be assuming the same position, he had during his time at Thrall starting April 6. “Quanah is similar to Thrall in that it is a very good community with a great school,” said Cole. Last season the Quanah Indians football program finished 5-7 finishing third in 2A-2 Region II District 5.
“Moving forward, I want to tell the athletes at Thrall that I appreciate their effort and their hearts. I love them dearly and I will always root for them,” said Cole.
In his six years at Thrall, Coach Cole reached the playoffs five times with one outright district title and one shared district title. He compiled a record of 41-26 and 19-13 in district and was 2-5 in the postseason.