TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Update from TISD:
Robert E. Lee High School head football coach approved by Tyler ISD . Coach Willis’ official start date with the District will be February 6.
Coach Willis comes to Tyler ISD from Colleyville Heritage, where he was the head football coach and boys athletic coordinator. Coach Willis has 28 years of experience and 11 years of experience as a head coach. Coach Willis has a 99-42 head coaching record with a 2012 State Championship and a State runner-up finish in 2014. While at Colleyville Heritage, Coach Willis had a 40-22 record and has taken them to the state quarterfinals twice, once in 2016 and again in 2019.
It appears Tyler Lee has settled on a new head coach.
According to Matt Stepp with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, Tyler ISD is set to hire current Colleyville Heritage head coach Joe Willis as the new head coach for Tyler Lee at a special meeting Thursday afternoon.
Willis, a graduate of East Texas Baptist University, has an impressive coaching record. In 2012, he led Cedar Park to a state championship. This past year, Heritage went four rounds in the high school playoffs before losing to Denton Ryan.