Football, High School

Rusty Nail steps down as AD and head football coach at Mart

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By JOHN MEDINA @JohnMedinaHOTSN

By JOHN MEDINA
@JohnMedinaHOTSN

MART – Rusty Nail has decided to leave coaching and step down as Athletic Director and head football coach at Mart on Friday, according to reports.

“I’m moving into the financial planning business with New York Life and with school districts,” Nail told ESPN Central Texas program director David Smoak.

“I need to figure out where I’m going to be when I retire in 14 to 15 years,” Nail added. “I want to watch my two youngest children while I’m in the stands as a father, not a coach.”

The 46-year old amassed a total of 105 wins and two state championships during his nine years at Mart.

“Mart ISD would like to thank Coach Rusty Nail for nine amazing years of loyal dedication to our students,” the school district said via Twitter. “We wish him all the best in his new position and career. The memories he helped forge will last forever. He will always be a PANTHER FOR LIFE!”

“I just couldn’t coach anywhere else but Mart with incredible support I get from all angles, everyone has been great to me,” Nail said.

Mart offensive coordinator Kevin Hoffman will be the favorite to replace Nail at Mart.

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