BRENHAM, Texas (KBTX) -- The Brenham Cubs are looking for a new head football coach and athletic director, as Glen West has decided to take another job.
There's a sign outside Cub Stadium that boasts 'Over 100 years of Brenham Athletics.' Glen West has been here for the last 20 of them, but Monday announced he's stepping away from coaching high school football and stepping into a new position where he hopes to do even more for high school coaches.
"I wouldn't have left it for any other coaching job, if possible," said West. "I always wanted Brenham to be the last place that I coached and 20 years here have been amazing. It's a great opportunity to work with the Texas High School Coaches Association, and really my job there is working with coaches, which is my passion and what I believe in. I've been a coach, a son of a coach and just really believe that coaching can make a difference in young people's lives and can help them and look forward to that."
West's new job is as the Assistant Executive Director of the Texas High School Coaches Association.
West said, "Those are my friends. That is my family. To stay involved and staying connected and still be a coach, even though I won't have a team, I really look forward to that experience in my life."
The town he's leaving behind, in body, will always be with him in mind and spirit. West won 185 games in 20 years as head coach of the Cubs, with 19 winning seasons and 18 trips to the playoffs, including four trips to the state semifinals and three berths in the state championship game.
"I knew it was special from the minute I got here," said West. "I knew it was really special and just became more and more special and probably within the first couple of years we knew that somebody was going to have to run us out, that we wanted to be here. We've experienced a lot of success, met wonderful people, coached wonderful athletes, worked with the best. Great, great community to live in. This has been home and it's gonna be home. We're going to come back when we retire. This is home."
Big shoes to fill for the next coach in the Prideland. Brenham ISD hopes to have West's replacement in place by April 2.