Matthew Hoover takes over Anton football

Matthew Hoover takes over Anton football
After six years at Grandfalls-Royalty, Matthew Hoover is leaving to be the new Head Football Coach/Athletic Director at Anton.

ANTON, Texas (KCBD) - After six years at Grandfalls-Royalty, Matthew Hoover is leaving to be the new Head Football Coach/Athletic Director at Anton.

The move was made official with school board approval on Tuesday.

“We’re ready to get back to the South Plains and get going at Anton. They had a lot of success the past few years so we know we can go in and build on them.”

Hoover takes over for Pat Potts, who after three seasons leading the Anton Bulldogs, left to be an assistant at Slaton.

Anton has made back to back playoffs runs and Hoover hopes to keep it going.

“It was the right fit and right situation for me and my family. We lived in the South Plains for 10 years and have been trying to get back and this felt right. It felt good. The people of Anton are really really good. We know we can do something great in that community.”

Hoover and Anton open the 2019 season facing Jayton 8pm Thursday August 29th in the Jayton Gridiron Classic.

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