Bloomington names AD/head football coach
May 18, 2010 at 12:18 a.m.
Updated May 19, 2010 at 12:19 a.m.
Randy Perez FileHead coach
Corpus Christi Ray, 2 seasons, 10-12, 2 playoff appearances
Austin Lanier, 2 seasons, 6-14
Justin Northwest, Gonzales, Temple
Bloomington superintendent Brad Williams and Randy Perez have known each other for a long time and they'll soon be working together.
Perez has been named the athletic director and head football coach at Bloomington.
Perez's hiring was approved at Monday's meeting of the board of trustees by a 4-1 vote.
Perez has been the head football coach at Corpus Christi Ray for the last two seasons.
He will replace Paul Baird, who resigned last month after one season at Bloomington to take an administrative job with the Hutto school district.
"The timing was right for my family and me," Perez said. "I enjoyed my time at Ray. But it's time for me to get into a community where I can be part of the junior high system. I want to be part of a one-school community because I understand what they expect."
Williams coached with Ines Perez, Randy's father and the former Victoria school district athletic director, in Round Rock and was working at Smithson Valley when Randy Perez was an assistant on Leonard McAngus' staff in Gonzales.
"I've known him for a long time," Williams said. "He's a good coach."
Perez was at Class 4A Ray for two seasons. The Texans went 6-5 and lost in the area playoffs in 2008, and had a 4-7 record and lost in the bi-district playoffs last season.
Perez previously was a head coach for two seasons at Austin Lanier and had a 6-14 record.
He began his coaching career at Temple and was also an assistant on McAngus' staff at Justin Northwest.
Perez will become Bloomington's seventh head football coach in eight seasons. The Bobcats went 1-9 last season and 0-5 in District 30-2A, extending their district losing streak to 37 games.
Bloomington hasn't had a winning season since 1999 and hasn't been to the playoffs since 1998.
"You've got to win the trust of the kids," Perez said. "Of course, you can't predict what's going to happen, but my son's in eighth grade and I look forward to him graduating from Bloomington."
Perez's last day at Ray was Tuesday and he plans to meet with the Bloomington athletes on Wednesday.