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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Huff named CSHS football coach and athletic coordinator
Steve Huff has been named the head football coach and athletic coordinator for College Station High School, College Station Independent School District Superintendent Eddie Coulson announced today.
Huff, 48, spent the last six seasons as athletic director and head football coach at Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Okla., where he compiled a record of 60-12 (.833) in six seasons.
Prior to his stint at Midwest City, Huff served as an assistant to Jim Slaughter at A&M Consolidated High School from 2000 to 2006. His last four seasons at Consol, he was the offensive coordinator.
“I am extremely excited to be returning to College Station,” Huff said. “A big part of a school’s culture is athletics and extra-curricular activities, and the opportunity to help a brand new high school develop an identity, traditions and culture is appealing to me. Of course we want to win games, but we also want to develop character and core values in our students throughout the entire athletic department and school.”
Huff’s football teams made the playoffs each of his six years at the helm of the program, including two trips to the state semifinals. Additionally, his teams advanced to the state quarterfinals twice.
A five-time district 1-6A coach of the year, perhaps Huff’s most impressive accomplishment is providing the necessary support throughout the athletic departmnt to be successful. While under Huff’s leadership, Midwest City HS won a boys basketball state championship (two runners-up), a girls basketball state championships (two runners-up), back-to-back boys and girls track and field state championships, back-to-back team wrestling state championships, a wrestling dual state championship and four consecutive state power-lifting championships.
“While we are impressed with Steve’s football pedigree,” Coulson said, “we are equally impressed with the overall success of the athletic department while under his guidance. We feel it is important to give all of our students in the district the best opportunity to be successful not only in the classroom, but in whatever extra-curricular activities in which they choose to participate.”
In addition, Huff has been head football coach at U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City, Kennewick High School in Kennewick, Wash., Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, Okla., and DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Mo.
Early in his coaching career, he served stints as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Kansas, part-time assistant at Western Michigan University, graduate assistant coach at the University of North Dakota and assistant coach at Platte County High School in Platte City, Mo.
Huff earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Central Missouri State University in 1986 and his Master of Science in Physical Education from the University of North Dakota in 1987.
Huff and his wife, Tracy Treps, have two children: Jett (8) and Tatum (4)
About College Station High School/Athletics
College Station High School, the district’s second comprehensive high school, will open this August with freshmen and sophomores only. Each year, the school will add a grade until full implementation in the 2014-2015 school year. CSHS will be aligned in a UIL district, play varsity athletics and be eligible for UIL playoffs in all sports, except football, for the first two years.