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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.
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.