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Mesquite Poteet promotes defensive coordinator Kody Groves to head coach to replace Randy Jackson
Mesquite Poteet defensive coordinator Kody Groves will be the team's new head football coach, Mesquite ISD announced Thursday, pending school board approval in July.
“Kody Groves was a major part of last year’s success for Poteet High School football,” Mesquite ISD Administrative Officer for Athletics Steve Bragg said in a news release. “We look forward to seeing the team under Kody’s leadership and the continued success for Poteet football."
Groves has been Poteet's defensive coordinator since 2012 and has coached at Coppell, Midland Lee and Midlothian.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the Poteet program,” Groves said. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to build on the foundation that has been set here over the past few years. I have been blessed, and I look forward to serving Mesquite ISD and the community for years to come."
Groves will replace Randy Jackson, who confirmed May 24 that he was leaving Poteet to become Plano East's head football coach. Jackson replaced Johnny Ringo, who unexpectedly announced his resignation from East on April 29.
"Bravo to MISD for doing the right thing and hiring Kody Groves. What coach and even better man," Jackson tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Poteet opens its season Aug. 29 against Frisco Liberty.