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Brock baseball coach to take over as district’s A.D.

Shown here in 2012 is Brock’s Chad Massey. Massey, who has been the school’s baseball coach, will take over as athletic director in the fall.
Shown here in 2012 is Brock’s Chad Massey. Massey, who has been the school’s baseball coach, will take over as athletic director in the fall. Star-Telegram

Chad Massey's days as Brock High baseball coach are nearing an end.

Oh, he will still head the baseball program, along with basketball, football and all other sports the Class 3A powerhouse offers.

At its recent meeting, the Brock ISD Board of Trustees voted to name Massey the district's new athletic director. He replaces Scott Drillette, who will be the new superintendent starting in September. Drillette is taking over for the retiring Richard Tedder.

Massey, who has also been the junior high principal, will also move to the assistant principal position at the high school.

Massey's move to A.D. was one of several made by the board. They include DeeAnn Mills moving from her position as elementary principal to the central administration office as director of assessment and special programs for the district.

"Brock ISD is very fortunate to have DeeAnn and Chad in these new roles, and I know they will continue to be an integral part of the successes and high expectations of our district," Drillette said.

The board also named Ingia Saxton as the new junior high principal, along with Erin Griffith as the new elementary principal. Saxton has been a counselor at Brock Junior High the past three years. Griffith comes to the district from the Region XI Service Center, but she already lives in the Brock community and her children attend Brock schools.

"We are extremely excited about both hires and feel they will do great things for their respective campuses and Brock ISD," said Drillette.

Steven Sebesta, currently coaching at Troy, will replace Massey as baseball coach next season. Sebesta, who has been at Troy since 2005, led his team to the playoffs in 10 of 11 seasons, including the Class 2A state final in 2014, along with a regional finals appearance in 2013 and the regional semifinals in 2010 and 2012.

Under Sebesta, Troy reached at least the area (second) round of the playoffs every season from 2008-14. The state finals appearance was the school's first since 1983.

"We feel he will definitely come in and maintain the successes we got accustomed to with coach Massey," Drillette said.

Massey has enjoyed a powerhouse run at Brock, including winning the Class 2A state championship in 2006. He also led them to state semifinal appearances in 2010 and 2012.

His 2006 team finished 34-1. The 2010 team was 36-1, losing only to Bushland, 4-3, in the state semifinals, and his 2012 squad was 33-2.

In addition, Massey coached the Eagles to regional finals in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Overall, Massey's Brock teams were 364-57-2 entering the second round of the playoffs. The Eagles won district championships in every season under him except 2003 and 2015, capturing 11 straight titles in between. This is also the 11th straight season in which the Eagles have advanced to at least the second round.

Massey coached 37 all-state players. Of those, 19 went on to play college ball.

Massey's tenture is the longest in the history of Brock baseball coaches.

At press time, Massey's current Eagles team was in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.