At a March 9 special Board of Trustees meeting, Grapevine High School interim varsity football coach Mike Alexander was named the boys’ athletic coordinator and head varsity football coach.
“Over the past two seasons, I have had the opportunity to coach many incredible student athletes at Grapevine High School,” Alexander said. “It is an honor to be able to continue serving these students, their parents and the wonderful GHS community as the head football coach and athletic coordinator. I am excited to continue building strong relationships and adding to the winning tradition at Grapevine High School.”
The search for a new head football coach began in February when Randy Jackson accepted a position at North Forney High School.
Alexander brings 19 years experience in public education. For the past two years, he has served as the Defensive Coordinator at GHS where he helped lead the Mustangs to a district championship and a playoff berth. Prior to coming to Grapevine, Alexander was the head coach and athletic coordinator at Mount Vernon High School from 2011 until 2015. The first 14 years of his career were spent as a defensive coordinator and defensive assistant at Lakeview Centennial High School, Abilene High School and Rockwall High School. Alexander earned his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University.
“Coach Alexander brings a strong coaching experience, and is devoted to Grapevine HIgh School and we are confident he will continue to build upon the successes our Mustangs have experienced in recent years,” said Bryan Gerlich, GCISD Executive Athletic Director. “We are excited to have Coach Alexander at the helm at Grapevine High School and we are excited to see how he will help our athletes grow both on and off the field.”