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Paetow High School Announces New Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach

(KATY) – Katy ISD has announced that a new head coach has been named at Paetow High School following the resignation of former head coach and athletic coordinator Lonnie Teagle.

Teagle resigned from his position in October following accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching on campus. He has since been charged with indecency with a child and improper relationship with a student.

David Hicks

David Hicks will now take over as the new campus athletic coordinator and head football coach for the Paetow Panthers. Hicks has served as the interim football coach since October 2022 and previously as an assistant football coach at the school.

Hicks has 11 years of experience in public education, in both academics and athletics. As a former professional football player, Hicks played in several leagues including the National Football League as a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker. He joined Sharpstown High School in Houston ISD in 2011 as a teacher, assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator, track and field coach, strength and conditioning coach and head powerlifting coach. A year after joining the school, the football team won their first and only school district championship.

In 2014, Hicks moved to Westside High School to serve as a co-teacher and behavior support coordinator as well as an assistant football coach. He served at Morton Ranch High School in Katy ISD between 2017 and 2021 in multiple academic and athletic roles. Looking to expand his education and athletic career, he moved north of Dallas, Texas to Allen High School to become a campus house principal and to contribute as an assistant football and track coach. Hicks returned to Katy ISD in summer 2022 as an assistant football coach to collaborate with Katy ISD’s new 5A UIL state football championship team.

Hicks holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Kinesiology from Grambling State University. He also earned a Master of Education in Administration with a Principal Certification from Lamar University and is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on administration and supervision.


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