Legendary Football Coach to Retire at the End of the School Year
ABILENE, TX – Wylie ISD announced Friday afternoon that legendary Wylie High School Head Football Coach Hugh Sandifer will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Sandifer’s history at Wylie began in 1979 and by 1985 he had been promoted to head coach and AD. During Sandifer’s time at Wylie, his team made the playoffs 24 years in a row, from 1994-2017. Under his direction, the Bulldogs played in four state championship games and won the 2004 title with future NFL quarterback Case Keenum. Sandifer will finish his career with a 285-124-4 record.
According to KTXS, Sandifer's wife, Brenda, will also retire from Wylie ISD where she has been a counselor since 1985.
"It is very important to us to leave when there are good people in place, and they are definitely here," said the Sandifers in the press release. "The future is bright for Wylie.”
Wylie ISD Superintendent Joey Light praised Coach Sandifer’s time and dedication to the district for over four decades.
"Coach Sandifer has invested his life in every young person whom he has encountered in the last 41 years. He has been driven to make them better students, family members, teammates, adults, and contributing members of society. He leads with a passion and commitment that is contagious. His success has helped define not only his program but the excellence of Wylie High School. I am so grateful for what he has meant to this school district and to me personally."
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