Micheaux takes over at BAC
By L. Scott Hainline
New Bay Area Christian football coach Kris Micheaux is former Houston Cougar great Larry Micheaux's cousin, and that's not his only tie to the area.
Micheaux is a 1996 Jersey Village graduate who went on to play at Baylor in the late 1990s, and he's taking over the top football spot for BAC athletic director-baseball coach Darwin Pennye.
Pennye is returning to his former position of defensive coordinator and will also help out with the offensive line in the fall.
Baseball is my first love, and with so much on my plate as an AD, this is really something we planned to do for a while," Pennye said. We're excited about the direction all our sports are going, and very excited to have coach Micheaux on board."
Micheaux comes to BAC from Gonzales, where he coached three seasons, the last two as head coach (4-6 in 2008; 1-9 last season).
After playing as a linebacker at Baylor, he also coached at West High School (in Texas), Middle Tennessee State, Tyler Junior College, Royse City and Moody High Schools (in Texas), and for two years at Katy Taylor.
Bay Area Christian gives me another chance to lead kids in another environment, and to be myself," Micheaux said. It's a lot more than Xs and Os for me, and it's all about making these young people future leaders in our community."
With Pennye leading the defense, Micheaux plans to introduce the Broncos to a no-huddle spread attack.
He bringing a new twist to our offense," Pennye said, and we'll have a few more new twists defensively."
Micheaux had to finish up at Gonzales and missed BAC's spring workouts, but Pennye was pleased the Broncos' progress.
Rising-senior spring leaders were linebacker Carl Thomas, quarterback Cody Howard, fullback-safety Andy Freberg and wide receiver-cornerback Colton Cockerell, according to Pennye, who also rated senior wide out Brandon Grigsby as one of the biggest surprises.
We also had (senior) offensive lineman Robert Harrison and (junior) tight end-defensive lineman Evan Wilkinson turning it up," Pennye said.
Micheaux, his wife Mandy and infant son Sirparker, just moved to the area last week, and the next step is to get the season started on Aug. 2.
I've been blessed to have the opportunity to play for and work with so many great coaches," Micheaux said, and I'm thankful to have the chance to pass some of that knowledge along, on and off the field.
Being at Bay Area Christian is exactly where I want to be."
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