With 31 years in coaching, Randy Mayes says he is excited to be part of the Liberty Christian School team.
“Liberty Christian, athletically and academically, has been a power school in TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools),” said Liberty’s new offensive line coach.
Mayes most recently retired as athletic director with the Lewisville Independent School District where he worked from 2008 through August 2014. He also worked as head coach at Marcus High School from 2001 to 2006 and worked at Odessa Permian from 1979 to 2000, except for two years with the Ennis Independent School District 1992-1993.
“I’ve been very lucky to have worked at some great places,” said Mayes, who graduated from Lewisville High School in 1973.
Marcus and Odessa Permian have been powerhouse teams in football.
Mayes said he is enjoying getting back in the field again after serving in administrative-level positions.
With Liberty Christian School, Mayes said the approach is more about taking care of the students.
“There’s a whole lot more important reason to being in coaching than winning or losing,” he said. “It’s about leading the kids on the right path.”
The focus under Barton Hundley, Liberty’s head football coach, is about keeping the football players on the right track.
The team, which began preparations for the new season in May, is ready to take on its first opponent, Celina, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in an away game in TAPPS Division I competition.
But win or lose, Coach Mayes is glad to be right where he is.
“It is a great place to be,” he said.