During a special board meeting held Monday, Jan. 24 the Sulphur Springs Independent School District approved the motion to hire Brandon Faircloth as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of SSISD.
Faircloth previously served as head coach and athletic director at Port Neches-Groves.
He coached the Indians for 13 seasons, going 102-51 (.667) and leading Port Neches-Groves to the playoffs 12 of those 13 years as head coach for the Indians.
Five of those seasons resulted in the Indians winning a district championship, two of them outright (2009, 2017). The former, Coach Faircloth’s first season as head coach of PN-G, the Indians went a perfect 10-0 before falling in the area round.
The Indians made the second round seven times between 2009-2021, with five of those games resulting in wins allowing PN-G to move on to the third round.
The only season in which Coach Faircloth’s team failed to reach the postseason was 2012.
Prior to serving as head coach of PN-G, he was the offensive coordinator at Odessa-Permian.
The new head coach and athletic director replaces Greg Owens, who coached the Wildcats to the city’s only state championship in 2008 in a win over Dayton.
Coach Owens went 91-86 over 16 seasons and 12-10 in the playoffs.