Daily returns to alma mater to coach Consolidated boys' basketball
Andrew Daily has been named the new boy's head basketball coach at A&M Consolidated High School.
Lee Fedora, the district's athletic coordinator, made that announcement Friday. Daily replaces
Thirman Dimery who announced his resignation last week.
Daily graduated from A&M Consolidated in 2-thousand-1 and played basketball for Rusty Segler during his high school days. He would return to his alma mater after college and begin his coaching career under Segler.
Over the years Daily has coached both football and basketball. He was a defensive backs coach for Fedora when the Navasota Rattlers won their first state championship in 20-12.
He then went to Hearne where he continued to coach both sports. In 2016 he was the Eagles interim head football coach as well as the head basketball coach.
Over the last two seasons the Eagles have made the playoffs in basketball and this past spring advanced to the state tournament for the first time in 30 years.
He says he's excited to return to his ole school, but it's tough to leave Hearne.
"It's a bitter sweet situation where you realize and understand that a relationship and rapport is not just with the student athletes, but with the community, and the staff as a whole. Everyone in general," said Daily.
"You form a relationship and a bond with those individuals. It's something about being able to go home and have that opportunity be presented to you that causes one to really just causes one to take on that offer," concluded Daily.
Daily said he's excited to be reunited with some old friends and hopes to open the high school gym to the Tiger players sometime next week.