BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- May 12, 2019 marks the end of an era at KBTX for Cody Coil. Cody first worked at the station in 2005 and then returned three years later and has been the station's weekend sports anchor ever since.
When Cody returned to KBTX in 2009, he made an immediate impact turning our Friday Football Fever schedule book into a magazine in 2010. Over the last eight years it has only gotten better and, while he is leaving, he's agreed to put together the 2019 version that will be unveiled in August.
Cody witnessed a lot over the last nine years. Gary Blair and the Aggie women's basketball team winning the 2011 national championship with a win over Notre Dame in Indianapolis.
Five months later Texas A&M University announced the athletic department would be leaving the Big 12 for the South Eastern Conference in the fall of 2012.
As if competing in the SEC wasn't enough, Johnny Manziel became a household name during the Aggies first year of competition in the SEC. 'Johnny Football' led the Aggies to an 11 win season including a win over top ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa as well as a victory over Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. Johnny won the Heisman Trophy that December and Cody was in New York City where Johnny became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman - joining John David Crow as the school's second ever recipient.
Cody witnessed four Brazos Valley high schools win football state championships: Navasota claimed its first in 2012 with a victory over Gilmer and then in 2014 beat Argyle for the Rattlers' second in three years.
In 2015 Cody actually covered three Brazos Valley schools playing for football state championships all on the same day at NRG Stadium. Unfortunately, Bremond was the only one to win that day. Franklin and Cameron Yoe came up short. Cody said it was probably the only time during his broadcasting career that his shoulder got sore!
Two years later Cody saw College Station win the first state football championship in the twin cities since A&M Consolidated in 1991 with a 20-19 win over Aledo.
Cody has co-anchored approximately 100 Friday Football Fever shows and nearly 70 Aggie Game Day shows during his KBTX career.
Now while covering football is necessary in the state of Texas and at KBTX, Cody's true passion is basketball. He's a die hard Denver Nuggets fan and still plays it when he gets a chance. Those that play with him describe him as a 'streaky shooter'. When he gets rolling he can fill it up and take over a pickup game.
Cody got to witness history in 2016 when Billy Kennedy and the Aggie men's basketball team rallied from 12 points down in the final :44 seconds of their NCAA second round tournament game against Northern Iowa to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16.
While Cody and his family are moving from the Brazos Valley, it will still be considered home because his three kids: Creyton, Denson, & Shira, were all born here!
KBTX Media thanks Cody for all of his hard work during his two stints at the station and wish he and his family the best of luck in the future!
Best of luck friend!