Chad Cole Builds Foundation for Frisco Reedy


Chad Cole

Photo: Lions' Head Coach Chad Cole

Frisco ISD's eighth high school, Frisco Reedy, will begin its first ever football season under the direction of Head Coach Chad Cole.  The new school was named after Dr. Rick Reedy who was the ISD superintendent for 16 years and oversaw the expansion of one of the most rapidly expanding districts in the state.

Cole has served as an offensive coordinator, as well as an assistant for the last nine years at Frisco Wakeland. Cole's experience at Wakeland has provided him with the knowledge of what challenges come with directing a brand new football team, which will guide him as they "climb the ladder of success," he said.  Prior to his coaching career, Cole was a standout quarterback for Tarleton State Texans and is a member of the Tarleton State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Frisco ISD has also given Cole a leg up toward the new season. The school district bused the student athletes, primarily freshman and sophomores, from their various campuses to Staley Middle School in preparation for Reedy's first Lions' offseason.

"We are eagerly anticipating the opening of our brand new school," Cole said. "Every piece of equipment our athletes will use is fresh out of the box. We have been set up for success. Our job is simply to attain it."

Although the Lions will play as a JV team during their first season, they will join all Frisco schools in realignment next year.

The head coach's expectation for his first season is to build the foundation. His primary focus will be fundamentals as well as teaching his players how to work as a team to win games and accomplish the goals of the team.

"Nothing valuable will come without hard work and a deep-rooted commitment to the task at hand," he said. "There will not be much emphasis on wins and losses, but rather our measuring stick will be whether or not we are growing as football players, both physically and mentally."

The Lions will face Euless Trinity's JV team for their season opener.

Alexandria Rodriguez