Cofer named head coach at Dallas Kimball

Former Tarleton defensive coordinator was once standout player at KHS

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STEPHENVILLE (June 24, 2015) — Former Tarleton State defensive coordinator Henry Cofer has been named head football coach at Dallas Kimball High School where he was once a standout quarterback. Matt Stepp of TheOldCoach.com broke the news on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Tarleton was 5-5 last season and finished third in the inaugural Lone Star Conference football playoffs. The Texan defense allowed 448.5 yards and 33.8 points per game.


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Cofer was on staff for two LSC co-championships and one NCAA Division II playoff win at Tarleton. The Texans shared conference titles in 2009 and 2013, and defeated LSC rival Texas A&M-Kingsville 57-56 in a double-overtime thriller to begin the 2009 playoffs. Tarleton was 60-37 with Cofer on staff including 27-25 when he was defensive coordinator.

Cofer coached nine seasons at the high school level then came to Tarleton as a graduate assistant in 2006. He became a full-time assistant at Tarleton in 2008 and was promoted to defensive coordinator when Fowler was named head coach in 2010.

Cofer signed with Arizona out of high school, and a year later transferred to Sam Houston State where he lettered three seasons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SHSU in 1997 and a master’s from Tarleton in 2007.

Kimball was 7-4 last season, reaching the first round of the 5A Division I playoffs under then head coach Carlton Nelson.

Courtesy TARLETON
Courtesy TARLETON

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