The Centennial Golden Hawks have found their man to lead the football program moving forward.

Centennial announced the hiring of head coach Richard Starrett on Wednesday. Starrett previously worked as offensive coordinator at Mayde Creek High School in Houston. His wife, Morgan, was a Liberty High School graduate.

Starrett takes over a Golden Hawks team that went 6-5 last year and advanced to the Central Section Division I playoffs. Starrett takes over for Chad Brown, who stepped down following last season. Brown held a 17-26 career record at the school.

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His wife is a Liberty candidate. So the comment about hiring a local coach is off base. She wanted to come home and he found a job here. Sounds like a stand up guy to me.


What? no qualified local candidates?? Sounds like the CHS Principal is caught in out doing other schools. Time to de-emphasize the important off football on high school campuses.


First, the money raised by the gate at home football games provides money used by most other sports, which would not bring in enough on their own to support them. I may be wrong but I think in the KHSD it goes into the ASB funds which not only benefits sports. The concessions at these games also usually benefit other clubs or campus entities.Football also provide the school band with its main opportunities to perform in front of crowds that include the student body and local community..
Second, as evident by the lack of success at most of the other KHSD schools other than Liberty, BHS, and Shafter, good coaches are hard to come by. They are not paying him anymore than any other high school in KHSD. Which is a pittance in regards to the demands of the job. There are a number of other local high schools, who regularly have a problem finding/keeping coaches, and I am not talking about good, or experienced, or qualified coaches .
I have been in HS school education for 15 years and I can attest to the positive benefits to campus the community, pride, and culture a successful sports program can bring.

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