According to sources close to the Prosper Eagles football program, head coach Kent Scott has resigned and met with the team early this morning to notify them of the decision.
Over his eight seasons as the head coach of the Eagles, Scott compiled a combined record of 57-26 and was named the Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers’ Association in 2008 while his team won the Chevrolet Team of the Year award that same year after winning the Class 3A state championship.
The Eagles had moved up to Class 4A in 2012 and finished with 10 wins in their first season under their new district flag. However, the Eagles would struggle to a combined six wins over the last two seasons, including their first full year in district 5A, and struggled mightily at times on both sides of the ball as well as dealing with any number of injuries, using four quarterbacks by the time the 2014 season came to a close.
While sources say a “short list” of candidates doesn’t exist, there are any number of names that are already floating around as to who could be Scott’s successor. The football program could very well be looking at a jump to Class 6A in the next two years so the Eagles will be looking for a coach who has current or previous coaching experience in 5A and 6A districts and one might believe that the new head coach could be in place by the end of January.