Brian Herman steps down as Eustace AD

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 24, 2013

By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–After taking a struggling Eustace Bulldog football team to two consecutive playoff appearances, head football coach Brian Herman has resigned as coach and athletics director. His resignation is effective Friday, May 3.
Herman turned the Bulldogs from a three-win team to finishing 10-2 in his first year. His overall record at Eustace is 15-8.
Herman is now headed to the District 27-4A Lockhart Lions as their new head coach and athletics coordinator.
The position as athletics coordinator carries many of the same job functions as athletics director, but he will report to Lockhart AD Sheila Henderson.
There, he will attempt to turn a struggling, yet improving, Lion football team into regular playoff contenders.
Meanwhile, Eustace finds itself with the unenviable task of seeking a new head coach.
“I think he (Herman) stepped in and continued taking our football program to the next level,” Eustace ISD superintendent Coy Holcombe said. “We look forward to continuing to move forward.”
Herman, who has roots in the Austin area, is excited about the next phase in his career.
“This is a family move for me,” Herman said. “We have many friends, family and ties to this area.”
Herman relishes his time in Eustace, and is excited about the Bulldogs’ future.
“They (Eustace) offer great support, great kids and great facilities,” he commented. “Eustace has a great opportunity to continue progressing.”
As for Lockhart, the Lions will get a young, energetic coach with a proven record.
“We’re excited about what Herman will bring to the program here,” Henderson said.
Lockhart just missed the playoffs last season, and had a 6-4 record. The previous season, they were 2-8, and had an 0-6 district record.