Bill Green Heading to Odessa Permian

Former Windthorst Head Football Coach Bill Green will coach next season at Odessa Permian HS.

He'll coach tight ends and help on the offensive line for the six-time state champion Panthers, maybe most famous by the book "Friday Night Lights" which inspired a movie and a TV series.

Green won 174 games in 18 years at Windthorst, with two state titles and two other finals appearances, but was abruptly "reassigned" at a board meeting last month.

The official reason given was "mistreating kids," something Coach Green denied when he spoke to Newschannel 6 at the time.

Long-time Assistant Coach Chris Tackett stepped into the head job for the Trojans, who start the fall ranked #5 in Class A by Texas HS Football Magazine.