One of the most successful high school football coaches in the state of Texas will remain at that level after Cedar Hill's Joey McGuire decided Sunday to turn down a job offer from the Texas Longhorns.
Though head coach Charlie Strong denied extending an offer last Wednesday, reports in late January indicated that the Horns did want McGuire as the team's tight ends/special teams coach. A source close to the situation even told Burnt Orange Nation at the time that he was strong considering accepting the offer.
Ultimately, however, McGuire sent the following text to WFAA.com:
"I am staying at Cedar Hill. Most will think I am nuts, but heck, u know I am nuts. Just can't see me not coaching Garrett."
Garrett is McGuire's son, who will be a junior quarterback for Cedar Hill this season. At the time the reports of McGuire's job offer emerged, his son's presence on the team was always viewed as a major potential impediment to luring the coach away from Cedar Hill.
In fact, several other schools recently offered McGuire jobs and got turned down just like the Horns.
Texas will now focus its attention elsewhere to find a replacement for longtime tight ends coach Bruce Chambers, who was fired more than a month ago after spending only one season on Strong's staff.