One of the state’s top high school football coaches has turned down a chance to join Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas.
On Sunday, Joey McGuire told Horns Digest and other media outlets that he will stay at Cedar Hill, ending weeks of speculation that McGuire would jump to the college ranks and be Strong’s tight ends coach. It is believed that McGuire’s family had a major impact in his decision, as his son, Garret, is a quarterback with two years left to play at Cedar Hill.
Strong’s interest in McGuire was well founded. This past season, Cedar Hill topped Katy to win the Class 6A Division II state title, which came a year after McGuire’s Longhorns captured the 5A D-II title. Last Wednesday, Cedar Hill placed nine seniors with Football Bowl Subdivision programs, including blue-chip wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge, who signed with Ole Miss over Texas and others.
McGuire, who has coached 12 seasons at Cedar Hill, also won a state title in 2006.
At his signing day press conference, Strong said he had not offered the tight ends job to anyone and that he had wanted to get through the final days of recruiting before finding a replacement for Bruce Chambers, whom Strong fired after the season.
Strong must also hire a defensive line coach after Chris Rumph left for Florida last week.