Womack leaving Jim Ned to become Stephenville AD

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After three years as head football coach and athletic director at Jim Ned ISD, Jerod Womack confirmed to KTXS he is leaving Tuscola to become the athletic director of Stephenville ISD.

"Stepping out of a place that I've poured my heart out into for the last three years is difficult," Womack told KTXS on Tuesday morning. "I've built great relationships in that town and in that community. The program is in a good situation to keep having success."

The Indians combined for a 17-16 record with two playoff trips in three seasons under Womack. The team turned things around in 2017 with a 9-3 overall record, a second place finish in District 3-3A Division I and a first round playoff victory over Bowie.

Jim Ned also made the postseason in Womack's first season, snapping a six-year playoff drought.

"Everybody involved in that community, I'm going to miss them tremendously, but mainly the players and the kids I was able to watch play," said Womack.

Womack is the lone finalist for the position at Stephenville, which came open when long-time Stephenville coach Mike Copeland announced his retirement on June 1.

The school board will vote to approve Womack at a meeting next week. The position does not include coaching and is solely an administrative role.

"It's going to be a little bit of a change coming out of a head football position into an AD position, but I'm excited to get to know the coaches and the kids to make Stephenville ISD the best we can make it," said Womack. "I feel like in my DNA is a lot of a guy that likes to help other people. I think that's what all coaches are. We like to help kids, and what we do on a daily basis is all about making the community around us better."

Stephenville is a Class 4A Division I school, which defeated Wylie last season to win the football district championship, and advanced to the state semifinals.

Womack also said he and current Stephenville head coach Greg Winder met while working the FCA All-Star football game a few years ago and built a relationship.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Jim Ned, Womack was an assistant for nine years at Cooper, including a stint as the offensive coordinator.

"I truly believe [Jim Ned] is a better place today than it was three years ago when I got there."

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