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Minyard picked as new head football coach at Sterling

By BOBBY HORN JR.

BAYTOWN — An assistant coach who came to Sterling last year with coach Danny Long was selected last week as the Ranger’s newest varsity coach, to replace Long.

Herb Minyard was named to the position by the board of trustees during their Jan. 20 meeting. This past season Minyard served as defensive coordinator under Long. Since Long’s departure at the end of last season Minyard has served as interim head coach.

“I am very happy with the decision by Dr. (Barbara) Sultis (district superintendent) and the board and am looking forward to building upon the program we brought in last year,” Minyard said. “I am very excited about this opportunity and the chance to continue with the high expectations Mr. Long and I set previously.”

Prior to coming to Sterling, Minyard served as defensive coordinator under Long at Jacksonville ISD from 1995-2003. During this time, the team advanced to the quarterfinals and regionals three times. In 2002, Jacksonville won bi-district with an 8-3 record.

This past season Sterling did not have the same type of success, ending with a 1-9 record. A member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, Minyard has an overall career record of 149-70-2. He holds a degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University with certifications in physical education, health and junior high earth science.

Before going to Jacksonville ISD, Minyard served as coach at the high school and junior level in Huntsville ISD as well as teaching science and physical education.

In addition to becoming Sterling’s head varsity coach he will also serve as campus athletic coordinator.