Six months later and Maberry is cancer free.
"The support from the community and school district was and still is amazing," Maberry said. "I'm a blessed man."
"That's a strong man," Mansfield DB Miles Williams said. "I’m really not surprised he beat it. He stayed positive and put in the work."
Maberry has been in the Mansfield school district for 20 years and joined Mansfield High as an assistant football and track coach when the current campus opened in 2002.
"It’s the best news I've received in a while," said Corbin Frederick, who graduated from Mansfield last month. "He’s the most positive and one of the strongest people I’ve met so it doesn’t surprise me at all that he beat it."
Maberry was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach in 2016 following the departure of Jeff Hulme, who went to Waco Midway. The Tigers have gone 21-5 in the past two seasons with Maberry, including back-to-back District 4-6A titles and trips to the Class 6A Division II regional round.