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Kirk Muhl Named AD and Head Football Coach

by Mike Organ


Coach Kirk Muhl Coach Kirk Muhl Kirk Muhl was named the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Lexington Independent School District Wednesday night in a special called school board meeting. Muhl was approved with a unanimous 7-0 vote. He replaces Jason Holcomb, whose resignation was accepted earlier this month. Holcomb is moving up in classification to 3A Sealy.

Muhl is a graduate of Mart High School, where he was the Salutatorian, and a graduate of Baylor University.

After he graduated from Baylor, he returned to Mart ISD for two years as an assistant coach before coming to Lexington with Holcomb.

He has been a dedicated assistant for the last 13 years in Lexington, and is now ready for the head job.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Frances McArthur said, “We are fortunate that Coach Kirk Muhl has agreed to remain in Lexington as our Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Coach Muhl has the same commitment to hard work and strong character that has been a trademark of Lexington athletics for years.”

Muhl has been the architect of the Lexington defense for his entire time in Lexington. The Eagle defense is one of the hardest hitting defenses in the area. This has prompted many of the area schools to avoid scheduling Lexington, for fear of severe bruising from the contest.

Muhl had the opportunity to move to Sealy with Holcomb, but felt he would rather remain in Lexington if the head job was forthcoming.

According to the social media, everyone is glad he chose to stay. There has not been one negative.

Muhl has to hire four assistant coaches to replace Holcomb and the three coaches that are moving to Sealy with the former AD. Leaving the district are Jarad Richards, Chris Horn and the replacement for Josh Tidwell.

Finding quality assistants is a very difficult assignment. Most available coaches at this time are young and just out of college. Some will be excellent and others won’t. But with Muhl’s experience and expertise, he is certainly qualified to make the appropriate decisions that will benefit Lexington athletics.

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