East Texas Baptist head coach Brian Mayper has retired, sources told FootballScoop on Monday. Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Calvin Ruzicka was named head coach.
“We appreciate Coach Mayper’s commitment to building a culture of Christian discipleship and fellowship within the ETBU football programme. This relentless pursuit of the integration of faith, academics and sport is at heart of Tiger Athletics,” ETBU chairman J. Blair Blackburn said in a statement. . “Coach Ruzicka has been an asset to the program for the past five years. His commitment to excellence in all areas of the student-athlete experience and his dedication to Christian leadership make him an ideal candidate as as head coach of Tiger Football.”
ETBU capped a second straight 5-5 season with a 43-6 victory over North American University on Saturday. Mayper went 25-20 in five seasons.
Indicative of their 5-5 record, ETBU scored 21.5 points per game while allowing 22.1.
ETBU assistant head coach Ruzicka has been on the staff for five seasons. Prior to that, he spent 17 seasons under Joey McGuire at Cedar Hill High School, helping the Longhorns win three state championships.
ETBU is a Division III school in Marshall, Texas. The Tigers participate in the American Southwest Conference.
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