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Whitehouse head football coach Marcus Gold takes head coach position at Wylie East

The news was first reported by Matt Stepp with Dave Campbell's Texas High School Football.

WHITEHOUSE, Texas β€” Whitehouse head football coach Marcus Gold is taking his coaching talents northwest to take over as head coach at Wylie East.

The news was first reported by Matt Stepp with Dave Campbell's Texas High School Football.

Gold will take over for Mike Dormady and will begin his duties on Feb. 23. 

β€œThere is a great feeling when you know you are heading back home!” said Gold. β€œI believe our staff will bring a new fresh approach to the Raider Nation while respecting the traditions that have made Wylie East athletics excel. Friday Night Lights will be here before you know it, but I know these young men will be ready for the challenges ahead.”

β€œWe are very excited that Coach Gold has accepted our offer to become the next Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach at Wylie East High School,” said Kyle Craighead, Wylie ISD Executive Director of Athletics. β€œHe brings 11 years of Texas high school coaching experience back to the Raider Nation. Two of those years were spent as an assistant coach at Wylie East, including the 2012 season when the Raiders advanced to the 5-A Regional Final.”

This will leave Whitehouse searching for their fourth head football coach in the past decade.

Gold was promoted to he position of head coach in April 2018 after serving as the defensive coordinator for former head coach Adam Cook for two years. Cook 

Gold has had previous stints at:

  • Irving High School
  • Wylie East High School
  • Ferris High School 
  • Ennis Junior High

Prior to his coaching career, Gold was a walk-on at Texas A&M before eventually earning a scholarship under former head coach Mike Sherman.