GOLIAD – Fans attending Tuesday’s 7on7 football games may have noticed a familiar face wearing a Goliad baseball cap on the Tiger Field track.

Dustin Meaux graduated from Goliad in 2003 and has returned to his alma mater to join Bobby Nicholson’s staff as a line coach in football and the head coach of the powerlifting team.

“One of my coaching goals was to get back to my hometown,” Meaux said. “So it’s a special place. It always has been. I’m excited to get over here and try to make an influence on kids.”

Meaux, 34, has been the offensive coordinator at Victoria West for the past three seasons. He was previously the head football coach at St. Joseph for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Meaux also coached Louise, Pearsall and Victoria Memorial.

“I think that I’m going to be able to contribute in similar roles that I was able to before,” he said. “It’s a little bit different, but overall it’s not going to be any change for me. I’m going to contribute the same way I always have as a coach and be vocal in the things I think and see. That will help put our kids in a position to be successful.”

Meaux began work Monday with the summer strength and conditioning program and also worked with the team during Tuesday’s linemen challenge.

He plans to host a powerlifting meet in the upcoming season.

“This was about my kiddos,” Meaux said. “My daughter, Emmalynn, is 7, and my son, Maddox, is 3. This is a small town, and I’ve got family here. I’m here to work and help these kids and help mine at the same time. It’s going to be good to be over here and be a part of this staff.”

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at mforman@vicad.com. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. He has worked at the Advocate since 1982. He has a bachelor's degree from SMU and a master's degree from UCLA.

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