Written by Corbett Smith
Former Mansfield coach and current assistant AD Kirk Thor named head coach for new Mansfield Lake Ridge
Mansfield assistant athletic director Kirk Thor was announced by the Mansfield ISD school board Tuesday night as the head football coach and athletic coordinator at Mansfield Lake Ridge, a new high school opening in August 2012.
For Thor, it is a return to the fold as a Mansfield ISD coach; at the end of the 2007 football season, he stepped down from Mansfield High School's post to move into administration.
Thor came to Mansfield in 2004 from Houston Christian -- where he was 16-26 in four seasons. In his four seasons at the helm in Mansfield, he went 20-21, taking the Tigers to the playoffs in 2007 with a 8-3 season. It was Mansfield's first playoff appearance since 2000.
Lake Ridge -- in the southeast part of Mansfield -- will start varsity play in all sports as a Class 4A school, with grades 9 through 12 on campus.