BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- The Somerville Yeguas have a new football chief after the district's Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Cal Neatherlin Tuesday evening.
According to Somerville ISD Athletic Director Dennis Mikulin, Neatherlin has been an assistant for the last 19 years. He spent the last 5 years with the San Antonio Southwest High School Dragons. Prior to that he was a Midland for 13 seasons and started out his high school coaching career at Marshall in 2000.
Neatherlin knows there has been a revolving door in Somerville as he becomes the 7th head coach in 7 years, but vows to bring some stability to 'The Rock'.
"I think that's one of my strong suits is building relationships," said Neatherlin.
"These kids have been through so much that they're not going to trust me right away, and I know that. But hopefully as the season goes on, and I stay consistent, because the way I've been throughout my career is I'm always there. I'm with the kids. I'm fighting for them. I think once they see that and know that I'm here for the long haul, then it's going to be good," concluded Neatherlin.
The Cal Neatherlin era will get started on August 30th when the Yeguas will host Iola. KIckoff is set for 7pm.
Somerville head football coaches since 2010:
Cal Neatherlin - 2019
Greg Bagby - 2018
Darby House - 2017
Jesse House - 2015-2016
Rex Sharp - 2015 (left after 48-7 loss to Iola in season opener)
James Richardson - 2014
Scott Pederson 2012-2013
Pete Martinez 2010-2011