Written by Matt Wixon
West Mesquite promotes assistant Jeff Neill to head football coach
Jeff Neill is the new head coach for the West Mesquite football team, replacing Mike Overton, who took over at Mesquite Horn last month. Neill was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for West Mesquite.
"I'm extremely excited to move up from within the Wrangler organization and feel blessed to have the opportunity to take over a program that's been successful for the last seven years," Neill said in a news release from Mesquite ISD. "The role of head coach is a new one for me, but I am looking forward to the challenge, and I appreciate all the district has done for me over the years."
Neill, a Mesquite graduate, began his coaching career at West Mesquite in 1999 and then was an assistant at Rockwall for six years and one year at Irving MacArthur before returning to West Mesquite in 2006.
"Jeff Neill has been an instrumental part of the West Mesquite High School football success for the past seven years. He has worked hard and has had a great mentor in Mike Overton," Mesquite ISD athletic director Steve Bragg said. "Jeff loves West Mesquite High School and will be a great fit for our athletes and the Wrangler community. I look forward to seeing the Wrangler football team under Jeff's leadership."
At Horn, Overton replaced Rodney Webb, who last month took over as head coach at Rockwall. A 34-year coaching veteran, Overton took West Mesquite to the playoffs in all seven seasons as head coach.
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