Longtime Lexington coach Holcomb heads to Sealy

Former Tiger coach Richards will join him

Jason Holcomb (left) and Jarad Richards will take over a storied program at Sealy. Jason Holcomb (left) and Jarad Richards will take over a storied program at Sealy. LEXINGTON—Jason Holcomb, who led Lexington to unprecendented success in football, has decided to leave for a job in Sealy.

Holcomb was in Lexington for 13 years and racked up 109 victories against just 50 losses. It was his first head coaching job.

Holcomb took over his new job last Friday.

“I feel like the whole program is in great shape,” Holcomb told the Bryan-College Station Eagle. “I think Lexington is a perennial playoff contender right now, and I’m very proud of that reputation. I feel like I made a difference in this community as a whole, not just football. When it comes to athletics now, Lexington is big time. It’s on the map.”

Joining Holcomb in Sealy will be former Rockdale coach Jarad Richards, who was Holcomb’s offensive coordinator at Lexington for the past two seasons.

Long-time Eagle defensive coordinator Kirk Muhl is expected to become the new head coach.

The Eagles advanced to the football playoffs in 10 of the last 11 seasons. Prior to that, Lexington had qualified for the playoffs only five times in school history.

The Eagles made an appearance in the Class 2A, Division II state championship in 2010, but lost to Idalou, their only loss in a 14-1 season.

It was only the school’s second appearance in a state championship game, the other in 1978.

Lexington made the state semifinals three other times — 2004, 2006 and 2011. The Eagles also reached the quarterfinals in 2005.

Lexington was 9-3 this season, with the losses coming at the hands of state champions Navasota, Cameron and Refugio.

Sealy has a storied football legacy, capturing four straight state titles from 1994-97, a Class 3A record.

Sealy was 6-4 last season and missed the playoffs under Jimmie Mitchell, who left to take a job at Beeville Jones.

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