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Maypearl tabs Aledo, Hardin-Simmons grad as next head football coach

KBEC Sports report

Following a relatively short search and several dozen applicants, Maypearl ISD has named Marte Amrine Jr. its next head football coach and athletic coordinator.

The official approval by the Maypearl ISD Board of Trustees came during its Jan. 26 meeting.

Amrine is an Aledo graduate and played football at Hardin-Simmons University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education.

Amrine has spent the past two decades at Flower Mound, New Caney, Seguin, Brock and Dripping Springs High Schools. After departing Flower Mound in 2012, Amrine spent the past nine years helping turn Dripping Springs into a dominant central Texas program.

As the defensive coordinator at Dripping Springs, the defense was ranked in the top 10 of the state in 2022 and were undefeated district champs in 2021. Dripping Springs has made playoff appearances for 7 seasons in a row and had a string of 6 consecutive district championships.

Amrine has coached football, baseball, track and powerlifting. He’s also served as the district strength and conditioning coach (boys and girls grades 7-12) as well as the athletic coordinator involved in all sports.

The Amrine family (Courtesy Maypearl ISD Athletics).

Amrine and his wife Rachel were set up on a blind date in college. They maintained a long-distance relationship while both competing as collegiate student-athletes — and have been married for 21 years since.

The Amrines have two teenage sons. Bryson, 18, is a senior and will finish his school year in Dripping and continue his football career in college. Brock, 16, is a sophomore and is excited to join his dad as a Maypearl Panther in the next few weeks. Rachel will finish her teaching contract in Dripping and join them in Maypearl as soon as possible.

Maypearl finished 3-7 overall and 3-5 in District 7-3A action under head coach Adam Olson and company. The Panthers last made the postseason in 2021 under now-Life Waxahachie head coach Sam Reipe, finishing 5-5 overall and 3-3 in district play.

The district has invited all Maypearl Athletics supporters to a meet-and-greet with Amrine at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 inside the Maypearl High cafeteria.

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

tsmith@kbec.com

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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