Reporter Justin Wells from InsideTexas, a Texas Longhorns website, is reporting that Mt. Vernon Head Coach Art Briles is a “strong candidate” to become the next head coach at Tyler Lee. Briles led Mt. Vernon to a 8-3 overall record during his first season with a 20-14 loss to Gladewater Sabine in the first round of the playoffs.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Briles signed a two-year deal with Mount Vernon for $82,000 a year. The contract also included a 50 percent penalty on any unfulfilled portion of the deal.
Tyler Lee has a vacancy because Head Coach Kurt Traylor recently accepted a coaching position with University of Texas-San Antonio.
David Smoak of Smoaky.com has also confirmed previous interest from Tyler Lee in hiring Briles.
Former Baylor, current Mount Vernon HS head coach Art Briles is strong candidate for the Tyler Lee job, per sources. pic.twitter.com/u8tunmisPG
— Justin Wells (@justinwells2424) December 17, 2019