Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said he has hired former Lindale Head Football Coach Mike Meador to be a part of the Wildcats’ coaching staff. Coach Meador was a coordinator at Lindale when Coach Owens was head coach there. In 2006, when Coach Owens came to Sulphur Springs, Coach Meador was elevated to head coach at Lindale. He just recently resigned at Lindale.
Coach Meador will replace Johnny McSheffery, who has moved over to Commerce to be defensive coordinator. Coach Owens said he’s excited to be reunited with Coach Meador who he said would bring knowledge, experience and energy to the job. Coach Meador will also join former Lindale coordinator and now Wildcats assistant Derek Tyson and former Lindale player Casey Jeter who has been elevated to the Wildcats varsity staff. Coach Jeter will be an offensive assistant replacing Bruce Silman who has moved over to defense to coach linebackers.
Wildcats defensive line coach Chris Owens is leaving the football staff to spend full time as Wildcats golf coach. A new hire, Jason Meskimen, a Southwestern Oklahoma graduate who has been at Frisco Independence, will replace Coach Jeter as a freshman football coach. Coach Owens has also hired Bailey Bohlken, a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball player and graduate, to replace Jennifer Short as a Lady Cats softball assistant coach and high school math teacher. Sara Price, a graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce, is coming over from Rains High School to replace Macy Hurley as a Sulphur Springs Middle School girls coach. Coach Owens said Marcos Garza, a UTA grad was hired to replace Natalie Martino as a Middle School trainer. Cassie Reeder, a SFA grad, has been hired to replace Brad Abel as an SSHS Assistant Trainer. Abel left to attend physical therapy school in Oklahoma full time.