Coach Joe Darin McBride, three year Head Football Coach at Frisco Liberty High School will assume a similar role for the 5-A Cowboys of Coppell High School. A 1985 graduate of neighboring Lewisville High School, McBride attended Texas Tech University where he played football and was a three- year letterman. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science 1991 and began his coaching/teaching career as a graduate assistant at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
His fourteen years of experience in the Texas public school system began with a two year run at 5-A San Angelo Central High School coaching linebackers before moving to Magnolia, Texas where he served from 1995-98. McBride accepted his first coordinator's position at Magnolia High School then moved back to the defensive side of the ball as the Defensive Coordinator for Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas where he remained for one year. In 1999, McBride moved his family back up to the Lewisville area when he accepted the position of Defensive Coordinator at Hebron High School. A short time after Hebron won the 4-A Division II State Championship title in 2005, McBride got his first opportunity to lead in a head coaching capacity when District 9-4-A high school, Liberty, opened in Frisco in 2006. The school's enrollment is currently 1,700 students.
According to CISD Athletic Director John Crawford, "Joe has high energy and good character. He comes highly recommended from his colleagues and coaches he’s played against." Crawford added, "In this process, the committee interviewed many candidates. McBride was selected because we feel he can lead our football program to new heights."
Joe is married with three children: one son in college, one daughter in the 9th grade, and one son who is nine years old. McBride plans to meet with the athletes on Monday, March 9 and his start date will be set later in the week.