The Lion's Roar

Former Lion tries hand at coaching Texas high school football

The 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil passed for a total of 3,791 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Lions in his senior season.  Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas returned to his home state to coach and teach at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas.  Virgil one day hopes to become a head coach at the high school level.
November 20, 2020

After finishing his collegiate career in the Lions’ record books, 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil decided to try his hand at coaching football in the state of Texas. Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas,...

Scelfo’s journey of coaching football

Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, teaches his players various plays at practice. The football team looks to build off of its 4-7 overall record from last season. Scelfo joined the Lions in 2018 following over 30 years of experience coaching the sport.
April 2, 2019

With over 30 years of coaching experience, Frank Scelfo was hired in January of 2018 to become the university’s 16th head coach of football. Beginning his second year at the helm of Lions football,...

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, left, and Katya Cornejo, a sophomore international student on the tennis team, right, take a break during practice. Hayes has been coaching tennis for 16 years and has eight Coach of the Year Awards.
March 26, 2019

In 16 years of coaching the Lady Lions, Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, secured eight Coach of the Year awards. In addition, Hayes represented the university at the NCAA and coached internationally....

Narro rides into fourth year

Jake Narro, the head coach for the golf team, has been playing golf since he was 2 years old. Narro joined the Lions in 2014.
March 19, 2019

After decades of golf experience, Jake Narro, head coach of golf, started his fourth season with the university. Narro, who grew up in Meridian, Mississippi, first played a game of golf at the Lakeview...

Underdogs and life lessons: Mistretta’s coaching approach

Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, has been coaching since 2004. He began coaching at the university as the assistant coach in 2014. Mistretta is acknowledged for his loyalty and dedication by his fellow coaches.
March 11, 2019

For Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, entering the coaching profession was meant to be. With his dad being a football coach and his love for sports, Mistretta always knew that coaching would...

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