Johnston Takes Over For A Legend At Newton

Old Head Coach: Curtis Barbay -- Passed away after the 4th game of the season.  Barbay was a coaching legend with a career record of 317-96-6.  Coach Barbay ranks 5th in all-time coaching wins and his teams won two state championships.

New Head Coach: W.T. Johnston -- Was defensive coordinator at Kirbyville.  Johnston was also an assistant coach on Barbays staff for 17 years.

Team News: The Eagles will start 2011 without Barbay as their Head Coach for the first time in 37 years!!  They currently  have 17 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS (all 8+ win seasons).

TOP 5 ALL-TIME WINNING COACHES

1. G.A. Moore, (Aubrey 2009-present, Celina 1972-1976 & 1988-2001, Pilot Point 1963-1970 and 1977-1985 and 2002-2004, Sherman 1986-1987) 422-86-9
2. Gordon Wood, Brownwood 395-93-15
3. Phil Danaher, Corpus Christi Calallen (1984-present (299-55-2)) 367-92-4
4. Dennis Alexander (Harleton 2002-present, Daingerfield 1976-88, Henderson 1989-2001) 318-122-11
5. Curtis Barbay, (Newton 1975-2010 (317-96-6)) 317-96-6

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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