WILSON, TX (KCBD) - After ending their 30-year playoff drought and winning the district title last season, the Wilson Mustangs will enter the 2019 football season with a new head coach - as Kris Foust has been promoted to lead the pigskin program.
“I am very excited,” said Foust. “Coach Maskew has built a great program in the two years that I had been working with him and these kids are awesome to work with. They are easy, I mean they get out there and work hard. So, we enjoy getting to spend time with them every day and Friday nights are going to be fun.”
Last season Foust was an assistant coach under the leadership of Rhudy Maskew, who was once on Spike Dykes’ Red Raider football staff.
"He decided to retire because he wanted to go spend more time with his family," Foust said. "He has been at this for almost forty years, I believe. So, it was time and he is happy. We have seen him come up, and support us and he helps me with anything that I have questions with. So, he is happy."
With Maskew retiring, Foust wanted to pursue the head coaching job because he loves the community of Wilson.
“It is a great place to be and the kids are awesome and the community is awesome,” Foust said. “There is so much support... and we like to say ‘We are Wilson.’”