BREAKING: Coach Brent Davis leaving Central Bobcats

SAISD press release:

After 12 years leading the Central High School Bobcat football
team, San Angelo ISD announces head football coach/campus
athletic coordinator Brent Davis will be leaving the program.
SAISD will begin the search for a new head coach expeditiously,
reviewing both internal and external candidates.

Coach Davis has accepted a position with Gregory-Portland ISD in
the Corpus Christi-area.

When Coach Davis joined Central High School in 2009, the football
program was coming off of a tough 0 – 10 losing streak, and Coach Davis is credited with
rebuilding the program and transforming the Bobcats back into a winning Class 6A program.
The Bobcats have an overall record of 95 wins – 46 losses under his leadership, highlighted
by six district championships, three area championships and 11 consecutive years of playoff

“Coach Davis has done a great job with the players and staff at Central, and worked hard to
build success over the last 12 years. We look forward to continuing a legacy of success, and
wish him all the luck in his new endeavor with Gregory-Portland,” said SAISD Executive
Athletic Director Rodney Chant.

Coach Davis expressed difficulty in making the decision to leave Central, emphasizing that he
has enjoyed his time in San Angelo and noting family aspects as a driving force behind his

“It’s been the best job I’ve ever had. I have a lot of emotion in leaving that I’ve never had
before,” said Davis. “Central High School and San Angelo hold a place in my heart. It’s been a
fun ride. The best thing about San Angelo is the people.”

Coach Davis and his wife have family in the Corpus Christi-area and he said, “There are a lot
of family elements considered in the decision to make the move.”

Coach Davis also expressed confidence in the Bobcat football program and staff moving
forward as well as noting that the opportunity to lead the program would be a highly sought
after position.

“The head coach position at Central checks all the boxes in what a head coach wants in a


In the search to fill the position, SAISD is working with Dr. Curtis Culwell, a former
Superintendent in Lubbock and Garland, Texas and long-time member of the University
Scholastic League (UIL) Legislative Committee. The UIL Volleyball State Championships were
recently held in a center bearing his name: The Curtis Culwell Center. Dr. Culwell currently
serves as the Executive Director of The Texas School Alliance (TSA). The TSA is a school
district member organization that comprises 43 school districts in Texas and educates 40% of
the state’s total enrollment. SAISD and Dr. Culwell will identify and vet both internal and
external potential candidates and prepare for the interview process.

The Bobcat football staff and players were informed of Coach Davis’s planned departure in a
team meeting on Thursday morning. The Bobcat football team will begin preparing for the
2021-2022 season under the leadership of interim head football coach/campus athletic
coordinator Coach Kevin Crane. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD
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