Report: Texas offers job to top recruit’s high school coach

Posted January 28th, 2015


Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire has been offered a job to become an assistant coach at Texas, according to published reports.

This comes at a critical moment in recruiting when the Longhorns are pursuing McGuire’s best receiver, DaMarkus Lodge, considered one of the state’s top-10 recruits. National signing day is next Wednesday.

Horns247 first reported the news late Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. In a text message to The Dallas Morning News, McGuire said, “I am the Head Coach at Cedar Hill.”


McGuire won back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014. From Texas’ standpoint, it would be a smart move as McGuire has strong knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth high school football scene. Strong recently dismissed longtime assistant Bruce Chambers, who once had similarly strong ties in North Texas.

As the Longhorns’ staff is presently constructed, the only available position is at tight ends. Aside from a short interview on Longhorn Network, Strong has not spoken with reporters since Dec. 29 immediately after the Texas Bowl loss to Arkansas.

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