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Gaines Is Back To Lead The MOJO

Odessa Permian has shocked and delighted Texas High School football fans by announcing that the new Head Coach will be the former Permian coach Gary Gaines. Gaines of Friday Night Lights fame will be presented on Thursday.

Gaines returns to the Mojo after being the Lubbock Independent School District athletic director for the last two years. Coach Gaines was an assistant coach at Permian from 1979-1981 and head coach from 1986-1989. The Panthers won Class 5A state championships in 1980 and 1989. His head coaching record at Permian was 46-7-1. The Panthers won the mythical national championship in 1989.

Coach Gaines left after the 1989 season to become the linebackers coach at Texas Tech. He also compiled a 21-30 record as the head coach at Abilene Christian from 2000 to 2004. He was a head coach for 17 years in Texas, posting 111-75-6 record. He coached at Petersburg, Monahans (1983-1985 24-7 record), Permian, Abilene (1994-1995 4-15 record) and San Angelo Central (1996-1999 14-28 record). He was named the ECISD athletic director in January 2005. He resigned from that position in 2007 to take the same job for the Lubbock ISD.


By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron


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