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Irving Graduate Will Now Lead The Tigers

2012 Coaching Change: Irving Tigers

Old Head Coach: Jim Bennett -- Retiring after coaching the Tigers for the past 28 years going 128-161-4. Coach Bennett retires ranking #105 on the all-time coaching wins list.

New Head Coach: Aaron De La Torre -- Was Denton Ryan assistant for the past 2 seasons. He is a 1993 graduate of Irving. Coach Bennett was his high school coach. Coach De La Torre played in the NFL in the late 1990's. This will be his first head coaching job.

Team News: The Tigers have now had 3 consecutive 1-9 seasons. They are on a 7 year losing streak going 15-56.

ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACHES AT IRVING

Jim Bennett 1984-2011 128-161-4
Chick Holden 1948-1955 41-37-4
John Cotton 1973-1978 37-21-2

Coaching changes for 2012.

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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