Bay City's Blackmon out as head coach


Dec. 6, 2011 at 6:06 a.m.
Updated Dec. 7, 2011 at 6:07 a.m.

Bay City will soon have its fourth athletic director and head football coach in seven years.

Robert Blackmon resigned from the position Tuesday, school officials confirmed.

Blackmon has been the athletic director and head football coach at Bay City for four seasons.

The Blackcats went 10-28 during his tenure and failed to make the playoffs.

Blackmon did not return phone messages seeking comment.

Keith Brown, superintendent of the Bay City school district, said in an email the district has begun advertising for the position and will conduct "comprehensive search" for a new athletic director and head football coach.

Blackmon was an assistant football coach and head track coach at Bay City under Alan Cherry and Danny Edelman before becoming the athletic director and head coach in February of 2008.

Bay City went 3-7 this season and 1-5 in District 23-4A play. Five of its losses were by six points or less.

Bay City advanced to the Class 4A state final in 2000, 2001 and 2003 and won the Division I state championship in 2000. The Blackcats, though, have not qualified for postseason play since 2007.

Blackmon, a Van Vleck alumnus, played college football at Baylor and was selected in the second round of the NFL draft in 1990 by the Seattle Seahawks.

The Matagorda County native played eight seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts.



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