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Tidehaven selects Mascheck as AD/coach

By MIKE FORMAN
March 21, 2012 at 11:03 p.m.
Updated March 20, 2012 at 10:21 p.m.


Brent Mascheck File

Player: Shiner, 1986 Class 2A state champions

Assistant: Rosenberg Terry, Richmond Foster

Head Coach: Columbus, 7 seasons, 35-39, 3 playoff appearances

Brent Mascheck File

Player: Shiner, 1986 Class 2A state championsAssistant: Rosenberg Terry, Richmond FosterHead Coach: Columbus, 7 seasons, 35-39, 3 playoff appearances

Brent Mascheck played on Shiner's 1986 Class 2A state championship football team and he remembers some of the battles the Comanches had with Tidehaven.

"They had some unbelievable teams," Mascheck said. "We want to get back to that level."

Mascheck will attempt to bring winning back to Tidehaven after being named athletic director and head football coach by a unanimous vote of the board of trustees at a special called meeting on Wednesday night.

"I'm excited about the challenge," Mascheck said. "I really feel like this place is a diamond in the rough."

Mascheck was the athletic director and head football coach at Columbus for seven seasons before resigning in December.

He had an overall record of 35-39 that included three playoff appearances.

He was previously was the defensive coordinator at Richmond Foster and an assistant at Rosenberg Terry.

Mascheck will replace Jim Sides, who resigned after three seasons to become the Tidehaven High School principal.

Tidehaven Superintendent Andrew Seigrist said the district received over 30 applications for the position.

Tidehaven has not been to the playoffs since 2008 and has not had a winning season since 1999.

The Tigers went 1-9 last season and 1-6 in District 15-2A, Division II play.

"It's a matter of the kids buying into the system, working hard and coming together," Mascheck said.

Mascheck, plans to begin work with a coaches meeting on Thursday.

"We want to be the best in every sport," he said. "I really feel like we've only scratched the surface."

Tidehaven will compete in District 13-2A, Division II next season against Boling, Danbury, East Bernard, Hitchcock, Van Vleck and Brazos.

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