Wellington coach Wade Williams announces retirement

Wellington coach Wade Williams has announced his retirement from coaching. Williams has been a head coach for the last 23 years with one state championship to his credit with the Skyrockets in the 2013 season. His career record is 195-80 with a playoff record of 29-16. 

Williams joined the Wellington Skyrockets in 2008 replacing Kurt Ashmore, who is now the superintendent of the school district. In his 11 seasons as Skyrocket coach, he led his team to the playoffs in every season. In six of the 11 seasons, Wellington managed to go with a single loss or undefeated on their win-loss record.

His state championship team in 2013 managed to score an average of 50 points a game giving up an average of 11. In that season, the Skyrockets managed to miss the 40 point mark just once in a season opener against the Childress Bocbats. Defensively, that team had three shutouts and held opponents to single digits in points seven times.

In the state championship, the Skyrockets were considered an underdog against the Falls City Beavers, who also came to AT&T Stadium with an undefeated record. Against the odds, the Skyrocket offense proved to be too much for the Beavers as Williams led his team to a 42-20 win, giving the Wellington Skyrockets their first state championship.

Prior to his tenure in Wellington, Williams led the Hico Tigers for 12 seasons, getting to the playoff six times including the 2002 season where the Tigers accumulated an 11-3 record and went four rounds deep before losing to Winters.

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