Crosby names new AD

Jerry Prieto and wife, Julie come to Crosby tasked with rebilding athletic program and coaches.
Jerry Prieto and wife, Julie come to Crosby tasked with rebuilding athletic program and coaches.

CROSBY – The new head coach and athletic director of the Crosby Cougars is Jerry Prieto as of April 16 following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees of Crosby ISD at a special called meeting.

Like the previous, he comes with a background as Assistant Head Football Coach, and Offensive Coordinator also he adds Recruiting Coordinator. For diversity of coaching experience, he has coached basketball, track, powerlifting and wrestling.

Originally from the Greater Houston Area, Prieto oversaw development of one of the most explosive offenses in South Texas. Prieto helped build Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School’s football program and helped lead the team to Regional Semifinals in 2017 with an 11-2 overall record. In 2018, Veterans Memorial made another Regional Semifinals appearance with a 12- 1 overall record and an average over 44 points per game that same season. He has compiled a 23-3 record over the past two years.

He is a 2001 graduate of Cypress Springs High School in Cy-Fair ISD and received his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University in 2004 and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2011.

“My family and I are excited to join this proud community,” said Prieto. “We look forward to contributing to the continued success of Crosby ISD athletics.”

Coach Prieto and his wife, Julie, of 13 years have two sons ages ten, Jerry Jr. and Maso, eight.

Coach Jeff Riordan with a 67-17 record in 7 years in Crosby, took two coaches with him to Chapel Hill High School from Crosby after his program funds were cut by over 50%.

Superintendent Scott Davis said during his introduction of Prieto’s coaching history, “Successful beyond where Corpus is ordinarily successful and that says a lot. There’s good football in Corpus, but they went out further than any team has since 2003, and that is a big part of it.”