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BISD Names Chad Worrell as Burleson High School Head Football Coach & Athletic Coordinator

March 7, 2023 – The Burleson Independent School District (BISD) appoints Chad Worrell as Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Burleson High School. With an impressive 27 years of coaching experience, Worrell brings a wealth of expertise and success to his new role. As a head coach, Worrell led teams to a state championship, a state finals appearance, and two state semi-final appearances and contributed to five Lone Star Cup Champion awards. As an assistant coach, Worrell coached teams that secured four consecutive state championship appearances and won two state titles.  

Worrell established the Brock football program as head coach in 2011 and quickly led his team to earn the 2015 3A State Championship title, leading the nation and state in scoring offense. Under Worrell’s leadership, the team advanced to the 2017 state finals and made two state semi-final appearances. Additionally, Brock won five UIL Lone Star Cups, honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas. 

Throughout Worrel’s head coaching career, he has won nine district championships and holds an overall career record of 157-48 and an overall playoff record of 33-10. 

“Chad Worrell’s outstanding track record of success growing programs into the best in the state speaks volumes about his exceptional coaching abilities,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “Burleson High School already has a strong football tradition, and we are confident that Worrell’s leadership will elevate it to even greater heights. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact he will have on the football program as well as other athletic programs at Burleson High School.”

Named as a 2022 Coach of the Adidas All-American Bowl and the 2015 Max Preps National Small School Coach of the Year, Worrell is a 10-time Coach of the Year honoree from organizations such as Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, Texas Sports Writers, Rivals, Padilla Poll, and more.

BISD Chief of Interscholastic Activities Kevin Ozee said, “First, I must thank Coach Kitna and his staff for building a culture at BHS that emphasized academics, accountability, and relationships. From the top down, the vertical alignment and focus on factors beyond the scoreboard make Burleson ISD a place where top-notch coaches want to be. This is evident in the quality of candidates who applied for this position. We had 12 head coaches and many top assistants from high-profile and college programs apply. After interviewing 24 applicants, we believe we hired one of the best in Texas. Chad Worrell's resume speaks for itself. What you don't see on the resume that really came through during the interview process is his drive for high expectations while building great relationships. Chad's motto is ‘Coach them hard. Love them harder.’ We welcome Coach Worrell and his family to BISD.”  

Worrell played football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University while earning a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Under Worrell’s leadership, more than 100 players in his programs played at the collegiate level, and 13 former assistant coaches moved on to become head football coaches. 

“I am honored to become the next Burleson High School Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator,” said Worrell. “I am very excited about taking on a program that has been established over the past few years by Coach Kitna. I'm fired up about the direction this program is headed and look forward to reaching new heights. I want to help lead this group of kids and the community to achieve excellence. Thank you for this opportunity!” 

Worrell will meet staff and players Tuesday afternoon and begin his role at Burleson High School March 8.