Alexander now principal, AD, football coach at Yorktown

June 16, 2011 at 1:16 a.m.

YORKTOWN - Trey Alexander will be extremely busy in the upcoming school year.

Alexander will begin his fourth year as Yorktown's high school principal and his first as the athletic director and head football coach.

Alexander assumed the additional position after being approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote of the Yorktown school district board of trustees at a special-called meeting on Thursday evening.

The trustees briefly spoke with Alexander during an executive session, which lasted just over an hour, before making their decision on the recommendation of Superintendent Deborah Kneese.

"I believe Trey Alexander is excited to be the athletic director," Kneese said. "He's ready to buy in and he has already bought in with the family atmosphere we have here. He's ready to lead our boys and girls teams so we can achieve even greater success."

Alexander will replace Kerry Huddleston, who resigned after three seasons to become the defensive coordinator and head powerlifting coach at Miles.

"We have a great community here," Alexander said. "I have a son that's going to school here. I just think that we're on the cusp of great things here in Yorktown, Texas. I want to be part of it and I think I can contribute and be a part of it."

Alexander understands his work load is about to increase. He will get help from Kneese with the school's curriculum.

"It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm willing to put in the time to do it," Alexander said. "The first thing I'm going to do is contact all our boy athletes and all our girl athletes and I want to have a talk with every one of them. I already know them very well because I've been the principal for three years."

Alexander coached at Nixon-Smiley, Stockdale and Giddings before coming to Yorktown.

He said there could be one or two changes on the Yorktown staff in the upcoming season.

The Wildcats placed third in District 15-1A, Division I last season and advanced to the area playoffs before finishing with a 7-5 record.

"I want to get our kids strong," Alexander said. "I think you can win a lot of football games in Region IV if you can get your kids strong.

"Our kids should get ready to show up and work hard. I think there is great potential here in Yorktown, Texas."



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