(January 17, 2013) -- Ellison High School has named Leander Vandegrift offensive line coach Trent Gregory as its new head football coach and athletic coordinator. Gregory spent three years as offensive line coach there after serving three years as offensive cordinator/quarterbacks coach at Mansfield Timberview.
From 1996-2007, Gregory was the head football coach and athletic coordinator at Austin Anderson, where he went 39-64 overall and advanced to the playoffs in 2000, 2002, and 2003, winning the program’s first district (26-4A) championship in 2003.
Coach Gregory received his B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education from Southwest Texas State University. He began his coaching career in 1985 and has been a position coach, assistant coach, offensive coordinator and a head coach. As a coach his teams have reached the playoffs multiple times, including winning a state championship.
Principal David Dominguez, "This is an exciting day for the Ellison Eagle family! We welcome Coach Gregory, and look forward to his contributions to the story of our proud campus. We are inspired by his enthusiasm and his passion for student success, on and off the field, and we can't wait to get started. Welcome aboard, Coach Gregory!"
Gregory replaces Buddy McBryde who resigned November 16 after five seasons. The Eagles went 13-37 under McBryde, including the program’s first 20-game winless streak.