The school year isn’t over yet, but Foster head football coach Shaun McDowell already knows he has at least one open position on his coaching staff.
Assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and offensive line coach Doug Foster was named the next head coach at Corpus Christi King earlier this month.
“It’s not easy to be a head coach in the state of Texas,” Foster said. “Nor is it to get a head coaching job in the state of Texas.
“For me, to achieve this again is very important.
“It is a great opportunity. I’m really excited, I think it’s going to be great. I love that area. I’m glad to be back in the coastal bend.
“I was there before in Rockport and I was trying to get back there.”
Foster, 48, was at The Nest for two seasons as part of his 20 years in coaching, including six years as head coach at both Bellville and Poteet.
“I think anyone that has been a head coach or wants to be a head coach, their goal is to be a head coach again,” Foster said.
The Houston native returns to the coastal bend where he previously served as an assistant under Huey Chancellor at Rockport-Fulton.
“I don’t think I came here with a goal in mind that I would stay here a set amount of time and I would get out of here.
“I came here because I wanted to coach with coach McDowell.
“I think he is one of the greatest coaches in the Houston area and the state.
“I’ve known him for a long time and when this opportunity presented itself I jumped at it.
“And I have a ton of respect for LCISD as an organization.”
The Falcons were 17-10 over the two years that Foster was on staff.
“I think I learned a lot from coach McDowell about the passing game,” Foster said. “He has a great offensive mind. He’s a great leader in general.
“He taught me a lot about the passing game and how to attack defenses.”
Foster was in charge of the Brahmas at Bellville for 2009 and 2010 and his second head coaching gig was at Poteet starting in 2014. He has a 22-40 record overall as a head coach including 14-28 over four seasons with the Aggies and two trips to the playoffs.
Foster hopes his time with the Falcons will add to his experience and lead to more success at Corpus Christ King.
Foster takes over for Eddie Hesseltine, who took an administrator’s position in Sinton ISD. Hesseltime was 52-65 over the past 11 seasons including six playoff trips with the most recent trip coming in 2016.
Meanwhile, Foster was coaching under a spread offense system with the Falcons the past two seasons, he plans to run the wing-T with the Mustangs.
One of the tools that would help Foster implement any changes he wanted with King, has probably been lost with spring football likely canceled with the COVID-19 virus outbreak suspending UIL activities until May 4.
“Everyone is in the same boat,” Foster said. “We don’t gain an advantage or a disadvantage. Some will say that I won’t have time to install my plan. I will have plenty of time to install my plan and I’ll have plenty of time to get in contact with the children remotely or in person. However it happens, it will be good enough because it has to be good enough.”