Chapel Hill hires new head coach

By: Coleman Swierc - email

CHAPEL HILL, TX (KLTV) - The Chapel Hill Bulldogs have found their new leader.

East Texas native Thomas Sitton was approved by the Chapel Hill ISD school board today, to take over the Bulldog program.

The job had been vacant after Phil Castles left to become the head coach in Corsicana.

"I am very excited to be here, this has been a long time coming for me and my family to get back to East Texas," said Sitton.

In the exclusive interview with KLTV, Sitton talked about his new opportunity.

"There will be alot of nerves, especially on that first Friday night, I can imagine it will be very nerve racking."

This will be Sitton's first head coaching job, after spending the previous seasons as the defensive coordinator at New Braunfels High School.

Prior to that, Sitton spent seasons as an assistant at Alto High School and Jacksonville High School.

"Me and my wife have a new born son, and we want him to grow up to be a Bulldog."

Sitton is a native of Cushing, Tx, and a 1995 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.

When asked about what to expect, Sitton said simply, "It is all about winning."

Sitton must replace start running back Matthew Tucker, but says to watch out for the Bulldogs, that he expects big things in 2009.

"We are going to find eleven guys that want to play, that is what it is about, we are going to find the best guys to get out there and win ball games. Period."