Colleyville Heritage head football coach Mike Fuller will take the same position at Decatur High School and also serve as the Wise County school’s athletic director. The school board approved the hiring Thursday night.
The move puts Fuller at the helm of a Class 4A school under the UIL’s renamed classifications. Heritage will be a Class 6A school. Decatur will compete in 4A Division I for football.
Fuller said the intrigue of being a district administrator while still being able to coach drew him to the job.
“I’ve always wanted to [be an AD] and still coach football,” Fuller said. “[Decatur] is a great community and, really, it’s a school that’s been very successful. We’re excited about being in that kind of community. Obviously it’s hard to leave here. But it was time for the next chapter.”
Fuller coached Heritage for seven seasons, going 60-19 and taking the Panthers to the playoffs each year. He served as the boys’ athletic coordinator. Fuller, 44, was a quarterback at Arlington High from 1985-1988 before playing college ball at Abilene Christian.
The Grapevine-Colleyville school district has to fill head coaching jobs at both high schools. Dave Henigan left Grapevine last month for the same position at Denton Ryan.