HYDE PARK, Texas - Hyde Park has announced former University of Texas Longhorn football player Phil Dawson as its new head football coach. Dawson was an All-American kicker at Texas and enjoyed a 20-year NFL career. After a successful coaching stint in Tennessee, Dawson says he's ready to turn the Panthers program around.
"I love a challenge, the football world would sit here and say you didn't win a game last year, won two games in the last three years, why are you going there, that's the exact place I want to go," Dawson says.
"I want to build this thing, I want to use faith as the centerpiece of what I do. Hyde Park has a history of winning, it's not that you can't win here, so I'm ready to put a team together, these boys will have the best coaches they've ever had in there life. We're going to push them like they've never been pushed before and I feel like I've got a community of people that are ready to go arm in arm and join in that effort and we're going to produce great young men," Dawson adds.