The Waltrip High School football team will have a new leader next season.
According to a Monday night tweet from Jeremy Kirt, he was recently hired by the school to be its head football coach and campus athletic coordinator. He replaces Wayne Wheeler, who had served in that role for the past two years.
“Proud to announce that I have accepted the Campus Coordinator/Head Football job at Waltrip High School,” Kirt tweeted.
The Houston ISD press office and Waltrip principal Michael Niggli did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Kirt, a first-time head coach, inherits a program that has struggled the last two seasons with a 6-14 overall record. Most recently, he was the defensive coordinator for Cy Ridge High School from 2016-19. He also has previous experience at Cy Ranch, Sterling and Madison as an assistant and special teams coordinator.
Kirt was a three-year letterman in football at Lamar University, where he also served as a graduate assistant in 2013.