Typically by the end of May or the first of June, most school districts in Texas already know who their head football coach will be. That was not the case for Wellman-Union as the former A.D. and head football coach, Joseph Hood, decided to leave the program late in the school year leaving the school scrambling to find someone to take over.

This morning WUISD’s superintendent Aaron Waldrip announced a new head football coach and his name is Marcus Limon. Coach Limon will be coming back to the South Plains from the DFW area. Coach Limon is a former P.E. Teacher at Brownfield ISD where he worked at Oak Grove Elementary.

Marcus Limon

Coach Limon spoke with TownTalk this morning saying, “I am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to meeting the players.” This will be Coach Limon’s first head football coaching opportunity. However, he has been around it much in his life as his father coached for several years. Coach Limon also led the Lubbock Estacado Matadors as their starting quarterback in the 2005 and 2006 seasons helping break their losing streak which was at 0-30. Coach Limon told TownTalk, “I’m excited to be a Wildcat!”

TownTalk did reach out to WUISD Superintendent Aaron Waldrip and he felt that Coach Limon will be a great fit for the athletic program and the school district. Waldrip explained, “He’ll do good and bring energy.” TownTalk also asked about the Athletic Director position, since Coach Limon was hired as the head football coach and “AD” was not mentioned in the announcement. Waldrip said, “Coach Steve Osborne will take on the role of the AD for this year. He will be able to help with the younger coaches because of his experience.” As TownTalk reported back in May, Osborne stepped down as the jr.high and high school principal but would continue with coaching basketball for the Lady Cats. Now, Osborne will hold the Athletic Director name for Wellman-Union.