Bill Merrell

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Graduated:  Claude HS

College Attended: Clarendon JC/West Texas State University (WTA&M now).

 

Married: Greatest Lady in the World: Kay (Yeary) Merrell (41 Years this Summer)

2 Sons: Cody and Bo

Cody: Live in Moore Okla. Head Baseball Coach Norman HS

Married: Wife- Amy

THE BOSS: Granddaughter: Hartley (7)

Bo: Lives in New Braunfels

Single (Little Help here)

Oil Field Sales

Appraiser

 

Coaching Profession:

Perryton Texas: 1979-2009

Boerne HS :2009-Present

 

Coaching Duties:

Perryton

1979: 7th FB/B Ball/Track

1980: 8th FB/B Ball/Track

1981: 9th FB/B Ball/Track

1982-1989: Varsity Asst. FB/B Ball/Track

1989 Started the Baseball Program: 

Asst. Football/Basketball/ Head Baseball

1998-2007 Athletic Director/Asst. Football/Head Baseball

2007-2009 Asst AD. Football/Baseball

 

Boerne

2009- Present: Asst. Football/Head Baseball

2020 Fall Team Tennis (Cheer coach)

 

Why Do I Coach:

I enjoy watching young people compete.

I had a player give me a plaque after he graduated, it said

"Coach, you see us as we are and make us see what we could be." I think that sums it up Why I Coach.

 

Coaching Moments:

Too many to count, every year there is something new.

But here's a few:

Coaching my own sons.

Coaching kids that I also coached their parents.

Baseball State Tournament 2004

Baseball Players getting drafted

Players receiving Scholarships

Going deep in the playoffs, raising the bar in the programs.

ALL the Relationships: This profession gives you way more than you will ever give.

 

When will I retire, I will leave you with these words,

"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."