Former John Tyler and Big 12 standout William Blaylock has been added to the Sulphur Springs coaching staff, being named offensive line coach by head coach and athletic director Greg Owens.
Blaylock, 25, graduated from John Tyler and played football collegiately at Tulane and later at Baylor University on the offensive line at both guard and center.
"He brings a lot of experience from the college level to our program," Owens said. "He has played and coached in college and in the Big 12. He was also a graduate assistant at West Texas A&M. He is experienced in our program, the time of offense we use. He also is a big guy with a lot of credibility having played at the major college level. That gets the attention of our players."
Owens continued, "Blaylock has been very positive with our guys and helping them hone their skills so they can play at the next level. This is his first coaching position in high school. We are excited to have him on our staff and thrilled with what he brings to the table in the form of talent, experience and ability to coach."
“I appreciate the opportunity Coach Owens has given me. I feel like I am coming into a great situation,” Blaylock said. “With the team winning state last year, this group will have a big bullseye on them and a lot to prove. I like that challenge. I have told them let’s do it all again and go 16-0 this time, making it perfect.”
Blaylock, a native of Tyler, played in a state championship game in 2000 under then JT head coach Allen Wilson.
“I was raised in Tyler. I love it here in Sulphur Springs and so does my wife. I don’t think she will ever back to Odessa, she likes it in East Texas,” Blaylock said with a grin.
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