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40 under 40: Rhett Bomar of Conroe Tigers Football

Rhett Bomar brings coaching, life experiences to Conroe Vype

Rhett Bomar had the rare distinction of being the nation’s number one ranked “pro-style” quarterback coming out of Grand Prarie High School in 2004.

The six foot two inch, 210 pound gunslinger was one of only three “5-Star” prospects coming out of that class, according to 247Sports, a national recruiting service.

With all the tools that Bomar had he also enjoyed the unique experience of playing for his head-coach dad, Jerry Bomar, finishing his three year varsity career with 5,861 passing yards.

“Growing up with your dad as coach you eat and breathe football,” said Bomar, currently the offensive coordinator for the Conroe Tigers.

“My dream was to play for my dad, then play for a great college team, and then head to the NFL. The recruiting experience for me was awesome, I got to meet all the top coaches and see how all the top programs worked.”

Bomar initially chose to play for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma but life would eventually bring him back to Texas where he would play for Todd Whitten at Sam Houston State.

Moving down a division, from FBS to FCS, would enlighten Bomar’s unique perspective even more when it came to relationships and recruiting.

“They gave you everything you needed at the division one level,” said Bomar.

“Whether it was tutors or meals at the training table, the university made sure you were taken care of.”

Even though his move to Sam Houston State at the FCS level may have been viewed as

a let down, Bomar saw the move as another avenue to compete and to get to his ultimate dream, the NFL.

“People don’t realize there is some real, major talent at the FCS level. We had seven athletes drafted out of our league into the NFL. The only real difference in the two levels (FBS vs FCS) is when you get into the depth of teams. The reserves at the FBS level are stronger than at the FCS level.”

In two years at Sam Houston State Bomar would establish himself as a lock solid NFL prospect. In just 19 games he would finish his Bearkat career as the schools all-time leading passer in both yards passing and total offense.

His life chain perspective would gain another link when he was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was simply a great player joining a sea of great players at football’s highest level.

“Getting drafted was a total process,” said Bomar.

“I got to play in that years ‘Senior Bowl’ which was a huge honor. The (NFL) Combine was very intense with the interviews, and that whole process, but I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Bomar was able to spend parts of three seasons on NFL rosters. First with the Giants and then stints with the Vikings and Raiders.

“Being at the NFL level teaches you how to learn new offenses. I got to learn from some of the best offensive minds and Eil Manning taught me how to be a quarterback at the NFL level.”

After his NFL experience Bomar came back to Texas to coach at the high school level, first working in assistant capacities for his father, who had moved onto Orange Grove, and then as offensive coordinator for Brian Randle at Alief Taylor.

In 2015 Bomar would accept his first head coaching position at Freer High School and would lead the 2A Buckaroos to a playoff appearance in 2016.

This spring it was announced that Bomar would follow former Alief Taylor defensive coordinator Cedric Hardeman to Conroe to become Hardeman’s offensive coordinator with the Tigers.

“The kids here at Conroe have a lot of energy, they want to win, we have talented kids around us as coaches, I think we can do some great things here.”

The Tigers open their 2018 season on the road against Mayde Creek Saturday, September 1.

The VYPE 40 under 40 podcast series focuses on 40 Houston high school coaches under the age of 40 who are making signifiant contributions to high school athletics.

Listen to our 40 under 40 podcast series with Coach Rhett Bomar by clicking on the link HERE

 

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The Houston Texans have just a couple of practices before their preseason debut. Here are 11 observations from Tuesday’s workout.

1.The offense stunk on Tuesday. It was inconsistent and resembled more of last year’s disappointing performances than any other practices in this training camp.

2. Davis Mills and his receivers had a few miscommunications on Tuesday. Mills sailed a pass to nobody when he and Brandin Cooks weren’t on the same page. There were some other throws to nowhere in the day. It was something that hadn’t been present at all in training camp to this point.

3. There were a few “good coverage” notes on Tuesday. Not to say there was one specific player, but a handful of team-level efforts that led to the note.

4. It wasn’t all wrong from the offense. After a pass to nowhere Davis Mills and the offense bounced back. It was a second down during a team drill and Mills fired a pass to Chris Moore for six yards. Rex Burkhead would pick up a first down on a rush a play later. A non-positive play last year on first down doomed this team. That hopefully won’t be the case for this year’s team.

5. Chad Beebe is going into his fifth season in the NFL, his first with the Texans. The former Vikings pass catcher has flashed a few times in training camp. He has an uphill battle being new to the team but is trying to make himself a factor.

6. Phillip Dorsett had a big catch over the middle. Davis Mills stood back and delivered as the offensive line held up and Dorsett reeled it in for a huge gain. No defenders were around him. It is between Dorsett and Chris Moore for the chance to be the slot wideout opening day. With Dorsett’s return to practice, it is becoming a fun camp battle.

7.Speaking of returns to practice, Tytus Howard was back. Howard has his reps managed and after practice, offensive line coach George Warhop Howard was “getting his wind” back. When Howard was having his reps managed rookie tackle Austin Deculus played at right tackle. Deculus looks much more consistent than minicamp and OTAs.

8. Kenyon Green is still out with an injury. It is getting to a critical time where the time missed might prevent the first-rounder from starting week one. Max Scharping hasn’t looked bad in his chances with the first team. Offensive line coach George Warhop said they believe in Green and his ability and he has been in meetings to stay up to date.

9. Ka’imi Fairbairn was perfect in one of the special team periods. He drilled all five kicks, each further than the last, and was crushing the football.

10. Derek Stingley was very sticky in some early reps on Nico Collins. The third overall pick is so smooth when he is working. Later his coverage forced a throw from the offense that had no chance of being completed.

11. The play of the day was made by Derek Stingley. The offense was about five or six yards out of the end zone needing a touchdown to win. With six seconds left on the clock, any completed pass that wasn’t a touchdown was game over. Davis Mills dropped back a step and fired to Nico Collins who Stingley covered. The rookie kept the second-year player out of the end zone to earn the defense a win. This was one of the better Stingley days and he did a lot of work. At one point, it looked as though he and Rex Burkhead had some words and almost led to an offense and defense scuffle, but it stayed to just some shouting. The rookie shined today.

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