During our 25 years here at Inside High School Sports, we have seen plenty of quarterbacks being coached by their father and then go on to become coaches themselves later in life. In the early 2000’s, Sam Harrell watched his son, Graham, lead his Ennis Lions team to a 4-A state title in 2001. During his time there Graham broke several Texas state records including most single-season passing yards, career passing yards, and career touchdown passes. After a brief NFL career, Harrell followed his dad’s footsteps into the coaching ranks where he is now the offensive coordinator at USC.
And Todd Dodge coached his son, Riley, at Southlake Carroll. As a junior, Riley threw for over 4 thousand yards and 54 touchdowns under his dad’s tutelage and led the Dragons to the 2006 5A state championship. After college, Riley immediately went into coaching and is now in his second year at Carroll looking to continue the tradition that his father was such a big part of. Now the head man at Austin Westlake, Todd Dodge is not surprised that his son is now coaching.
Guyer’s, John Walsh, coached his son, J.W., during his time as quarterback for the Wildcats. J.W. led the wildcats to a state final, but fell just short of winning it all in 2010. He too caught the coaching bug at a young age and is now the running backs coach at Abilene Christian.