Steve Hale leaving Groesbeck for Hillsboro football

HILLSBORO, Texas The Hillsboro football program has a new leader, Steve Hale is leaving Groesbeck to take over the Eagles' program. Hale was approved by the school board Wednesday night.

It's a homecoming for Hale who is from the Hillsboro area and coached there as an assistant for 4 seasons almost two decades ago. Those were four of the best seasons in program history. Hale is hoping to duplicate that success now as head coach.

Hale spent three seasons at Groesbeck where he finished 17-15 with the Goats. He leaves because the call to come back home was too much to turn down.

Hillsboro's last playoff win came while Hale was the assistant coach with the program.