Texas’ most successful high school football coach has made the decision to retire from the sidelines for the 2021 season.
Todd Dodge, Austin Westlake’s head football coach, announced that he will retire as the head coach at the end of this high school football season. Dodge led Austin Westlake’s 14-0 record, and won the Texas 6A Division 1 State Championship over Quinn Ewers & Southlake Carroll.
Dodge will host the eighth high school football season at Austin Westlake in 2021. The Chaps’ record at Austin Westlake has been a huge success, going 88-11 and winning two state championships under Dodge. He will be able to coach the Texas Powerhouse for three more seasons before he retires with his talented team, which includes Cade Klubnik (four-star quarterback; Clemson commitment) and Jaden Greathouse (wide receiver/tight end).
Dodge was a head high school coach at C.H. before taking over Austin Westlake. Yoe, Newman Smith and Fossil Ridge were also at Southlake Carroll. Dodge had a record of 98-11 at Southlake Carroll. This included a stretch of 79-1 with four state titles from 2002-06.
Dodge was hired as the University of North Texas’ head coach after his stint at Southlake Carroll. However, he was unsuccessful in college coaching, finishing 6-37 between 2007-10. Dodge was the Pittsburgh quarterbacks coach in 2011, before returning to high-school football in 2011.
The Chaps would be the first Texas high-school football team to win three consecutive state championships since Kyler Murray’s victory in 2012-14 with Allen in Texas’s largest UIL category.
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Publited Fri, 23 July 2021 at 13:24.50 +0000