The Faces Behind Bulldog Football

We would like to introduce the SISD Coaching Staff that will take on the task of leading the defending State Champions Football Team back to Cowboys Stadium for the 3rd consecutive year. The Stamford Bulldogs have a tradition to follow as the defending 1A State Champions. With high expectations from the town of Stamford, the Bulldogs have a lot of hard work ahead of them.

Returning as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director is Wayne Hutchinson. Coach Hutchinson coaches football, golf, and track. Hutchinson teaches Biology. He is married to Kelly and they have two children, Hagen and Wes. He has been a teacher/coach for 23 years, spending seven of those years here at Stamford. He was part of the Kermit, Archer City, Whitewright, Abilene High, Knox City programs before coming to Stamford. Coach Hutchinson’s proudest moment as a teacher/coach is watching all the kids walk across the stage for graduation. When asked what he likes the best about Stamford ISD, Coach Hutch replied how hard all the kids work. Coach Hutchinson is most excited to work towards repeating the State Championship.

Coach Shawn Speck coaches football, basketball, and softball. He has been at Stamford for all 7 years of his coaching/teaching career. Coach Speck teaches elementary P.E. His proudest moment as a teacher/coach is watching all of his kids succeed in all they do. Speck is also very excited to defend the State Title this year. When asked what he most enjoys about Stamford ISD, Coach Speck said he likes how well the faculty and staff work together.

Coach Lannie Templeton teaches Chemistry and Physics. He coaches football and is the Head Baseball coach, leading the Bulldogs to the State Baseball Tournament for four years in a row. Coach Templeton is married to Sandy, and they have two sons, Kolby who is 26, and Kyler who is 22. Coach Templeton has been a teacher/coach for 27 years and has spent 23 of those years with Stamford. Before coming to Stamford, Templeton was on the staff at Merkel. His proudest moment as a teacher/coach is having a student pass the TAKS/STAAR when they have struggled before. Coach Templeton enjoys the team work of the faculty and staff at Stamford ISD. He is also very excited to take on the challenge of defending the State Championship.

Returning for his 4th year at Stamford is Coach Ronnie Casey. Coach Casey coaches football and tennis and is the Head Basketball coach. He is the Anatomy teacher at the High School. He and his wife Sabrina have three children, Hunter Dyer, Joni Casey, and John Louis Dyer. Coach Casey has been teaching for 24 years. He has taught at San Angelo, Eden, Ralls, Ozona, Menard, and Crane before coming to Stamford. Coach Casey's proudest moment as a teacher/coach is when the football team won the State Championship and seeing the kids walk the stage at Graduation. Coach Casey likes the students, community and coaching staff the best at Stamford. Casey is most excited about the great kids that are in Stamford this school year and the start of a new season.

Jeremy West is the next coach in the lineup for the Stamford Bulldogs. Coach West coaches football, basketball and baseball. West teaches Biology. Coach West is married to Mindy West and has 4 boys Jaime, Gus, Ligon, and Ben. Coach West has been a teacher/coach for 16 years and has been at Stamford for 8 of those years. He was part of the McGregor, Holliday, Knox City, City View (Wichita Falls) school districts before coming to Stamford. Coach West proudest moment as a teacher/coach is watching the kids he teaches graduate. Coach West says the small community and the family atmosphere are what he likes best about Stamford ISD. He, like most of the other coaches, is also excited about defending the State title.

Mitch McLemore is the Defensive Coordinator for football and the head track coach, and teaches World Geography and Special Education. Coach McLemore is married to Kim, and they have two children, Marni and Ty. Coach McLemore has been teaching/coaching for 22 years and has spent 7 of those years as a Bulldog Coach. He was a coach at Bryson, Munday, Archer City, Alvord, and Knox City before coming to Stamford. McLemore’s proudest moment as a teacher was being asked to speak to a graduating class at Knox City High School. What Coach McLemore likes best about Stamford ISD is the sense of community and the young people of Stamford, Texas. He is most excited about getting the chance to defend and repeat as State Champion.

Stamford has brought on a new face to the coaching staff, Webb Murphy. He will be coaching football, basketball and track, and teaching English. Coach Murphy is married to Kristi and they have two sons Carson and Mason. Murphy has been a teacher/coach for 9 years. Coach Murphy was part of the Abilene ISD program before joining Stamford. His proudest moment as a teacher/coach is running into former students. For the little time spent here so far, Coach Murphy likes the people here the best. And he is most excited to join a great program and work with great coaches.

These seven coaches put their heart into coaching and teaching the young people of Stamford, Texas. They also work very hard to make these young athletes have the best character possible. Come show your support for these coaches and players with the kick-off of the regular season on August 29.


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