Will Hudgens has been selected as the new head football coach at Houston High school.
Hudgens, 28, has been on the fast track to being a head coach as he has only two years of coaching experience.
He started his coaching career at his alma mater Ridgeway in 2011 and then moved to Houston last season.
He replaces Tim Haney who was the head coach for the Mustangs the last 17 seasons compiling an overall record of 114-76.
Haney coached at Houston for the last 21 years overall.
He took over the Mustang program in 1996 and led Houston to the playoffs 10 times including the Semifinal round in 1998 and 2001.
The Mustangs are coming off a 7-4 record and a Class 6A playoff appearance.
"Will's energy, passion and his ability to lead and inspire our kids in the future is paramount and the main reason he was such an attractive candidate," Houston Athletic Director Chad Becker said.
"His X's and O's and football acumen are superb and we are excited about him leading our program."
Hudgens played quarterback at the University if Memphis under former coach and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round in 2008.
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