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Former Hallettsville coach joins Sacred Heart staff

May 27, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.


Head coach: Hallettsville

Assistant coach: Conroe, Hallettsville, Round Rock Stony Point

Rick Masek stepped down as Hallettsville's athletic director and head football coach before the 2010 season.

Masek became an assistant coach at Round Rock Stony Point, but promised to return to Hallettsville when he retired from public school teaching and coaching.

Masek is coming back to Hallettsville and he won't stop working.

Masek has agreed to become the defensive coordinator at Sacred Heart in the 2011 season.

"I just feel like we're very lucky," said Sacred Heart athletic director and head football coach Pat Henke. "He's one of the best defensive coaches I've ever been around. He's a good football coach and an even better man."

Masek coached at Hallettsville for eight seasons and was the athletic director and head football coach for four seasons.

He was the defensive coordinator under Kyle Taylor in 2004 when the Brahmas went 12-2 and advanced to the Class 3A, Division II quarterfinals, while recording four shutouts and allowing 11.1 points per game.

Masek took over as Hallettsville's head coach in 2006 and had a 17-25 record that included two playoff appearances.

"I just retired from public education," said Masek, whose wife, Brenda, is the librarian at the the elementary school in Hallettsville. "This is a great opportunity to do what I love to do which is teaching and coaching.

"What a great opportunity to get back in the community of Hallettsville and work with Pat Henke, who I've known and admired for a long time."

Masek was the special teams and secondary coordinator at Stony Point, which went 14-1 last season and advanced to the Class 5A, Division I state semifinal.

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