FEATURE: An Experienced, Stellar Coaching Staff at the Second Baptist School

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There are not many coaching staffs that can rival the one at the Second Baptist School.

A veteran head coach with more than 30 years of experience, a state champion running back at Katy and star at Nebraska, a Super Bowl champion, a captain from the University of Oklahoma and a plethora of experienced coaches fill the 12-man staff.

It's an impressive group.

"It gives us credibility when we're running out experience, plus energy, plus knowledge with these kids," Second Baptist School coach Terry Pirtle said about presenting an experienced coaching staff to players. "The {kids} buy into it. The coaches love building into the lives of our players."

Pirtle is entering his seventh season leading the Eagles, while 2019 will be his 31 st year roaming the sidelines.

Joining him in the 30-plus club when it comes to experience is William Leonard, who coaches defensive backs and is 34 years into the business. Another experienced coach is Keith Page.

Page is in his fourth year at the Second Baptist School, second as the defensive coordinator, but 2019 serves as his 18 th overall year coaching at the private school level in Houston.

Having that wealth of Houston-area private school knowledge available is invaluable.

"He knows the culture of every school in Houston," Pirtle said about Page. "He is able to help us understand who we're playing and how we're playing them. He does an unbelievable job of scheming and preparing our defense, which was one of the best in TAPPS last year. He's done a tremendous job."


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Let's boil down the Class 6A football reclassification as it relates to the Greater Houston area.

District 21-6A becomes the new power conference with North Shore (back-to-back Class 6A DI state champs), Atascocita (2019 Region III finalist) and West Brook (2018 Class 6A DII state runner up).

The big winners were Deer Park and Channelview, who move to District 22-6A. While it will be tough to schedule for District 13-6A with six teams, it means that only two teams don't make the postseason.

Another interesting note is now Houston represents half of Region II (4 of 8 districts) and all of Region III.

REGION II

District 13-6A -- Are Conroe schools plus Willis.

District 14-6A -- Are the Spring and Aldine schools again. No change there.

District 15-6A -- Are the Klein and Tomball schools. Tomball moves up to Class 6A.

District 16-6A -- An all-Cy Fair district. Cy Falls moves over to replace Tomball Memorial.


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