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Coach Holcomb Moves to Sealy

by Mike Organ


Jason Holcomb Jason Holcomb Lexington ISD’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Jason Holcomb, will be moving to Sealy next football season as the Head Coach of the storied Sealy Tigers.

Holcomb has been the head coach and athletic director at Lexington since the fall of 2000. In his 13 seasons guiding the Eagles’ football fortunes, he became the winningest football coach in Lexington history with a record of 109 wins and 50 losses. Holcomb’s Eagle teams were in the state playoffs 10 of his 13 seasons. The top accomplishment was the 2010 team that advanced to the state championship game.

Holcomb had coached at Slocum and Mart before coming to Lexington. Lexington was his first head coaching position and he certainly made the most of the opportunity. He has had a basic core of Kirk Muhl and Chris Koester as trusted assistants during his tenure.

Holcomb took a little time to get his program in place at Lexington, but once it was in place and the athletes bought into it, it produced numerous playoff teams in football, basketball, a track state championship, and baseball playoff teams on the boys’ side. The girls’ side has seen a volleyball regional finalist, basketball teams in the playoffs, state champions in track, and softball teams that made the playoffs 12 of his 13 seasons. Tennis had state tourney competitors and power lifters also made the state meet.

Holcomb had more players play at the next level than any other coach in LHS history. Just last season there were six LHS players who received some type of state recognition for their football prowess. The season before, there were also six, with three making all-state.

Coach Holcomb also had the privilege of his son being all-state in football and valedictorian his senior year. Holcomb takes great pride in family and his religious beliefs with both taking precedence over athletics.

Coach Holcomb will be missed at LHS and in the community. His athletes and friends wish him well in his new career challenge.

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