Aubrey searching for new football coach

Aubrey head coach Mike Segleski talks with Mason Robinson (12) and Jack Ver Hoef (30) during a game between Aubrey and Argyle at Chaparral Stadium on the campus of Aubrey High School on Nov. 1, 2013 (The Dallas Morning News file photo)

Aubrey is in search of a new head football coach after Mike Segleski turned in his resignation late Wednesday.

Segleski, who has been at Aubrey since 2008, was elevated from defensive coordinator to head coach prior to the 2012 season after the retirement of legendary head coach G.A. Moore, the all-time record holder for wins in Texas high school football history.

The Chaparrals struggled in Segleski’s two-year tenure as head coach, going 4-16 and 1-7 in District 10-3A, winning their district opener this past season against Frisco Lone Star.

Aubrey’s athletic director and former head football coach Daryl Hellman, who is currently the Chaparrals’ head baseball coach, hired Segleski away from Collinsville prior to the 2008 season to serve as his defensive coordinator.

Hellman said the biggest draw for hiring Segleski was the pedigree he came from. His father was a head coach at Comfort and Dripping Springs and he also worked under several big-name head coaches including Moore, Blake Feldt and Joey Florence, for whom Segleski worked in 2000 when the Raiders were a state runner-up.

“He’s going to be missed because what interested me in hiring him in the first place was he’s worked for a number of legendary coaches,” Hellman said. “He understands that in a school our size, we have to build a program from the bottom to the top. He’s such a likeable person. The kids are going to miss him.”

Read more in Friday’s Denton Record-Chronicle.

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