Aubrey is searching for a new head coach after Mike Segleski turned in his resignation late Wednesday.
Segleski, who has been at Aubrey since 2008, was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach prior to the 2012 season after the retirement of legendary head coach G.A. Moore.
The Chaparrals struggled in Segleski’s two-year tenure as head coach, going 4-16 overall and 1-7 in District 10-3A, winning their district opener in 2013 against Frisco Lone Star.
Aubrey’s athletic director and former head football coach Daryl Hellman, who is the Chaparrals’ head baseball coach, hired Segleski away from Collinsville prior to the 2008 season to serve as defensive coordinator.
Hellman said the biggest draw for hiring Segleski was his pedigree. His father was a head coach at Comfort and Dripping Springs, and he worked under big-name head coaches including Moore, Blake Feldt and Joey Florence, for whom Segleski worked in 2000 when Ryan was a state runner-up.
“He’s going to be missed, because what interested me in hiring him in the first place was he’s worked for a number of legendary coaches,” Hellman said. “He understands that in a school our size we have to build a program from the bottom to the top. He’s such a likeable person. The kids are going to miss him.”
Segleski could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Since moving up to Class 3A in the 2010 realignment, Aubrey is 4-14 in district play. The first two years during that time were under Moore, who went 3-7 after an 11-2 season in his first year at Aubrey while the Chaparrals were in Class 2A.
Hellman said he will miss having Segleski’s presence in the program but that he understands his decision to resign.
“I’ve been friends with Mike for many years, even before I hired him,” Hellman said. “Everyone that knows him knows he’s a good guy with a good heart. He loves coaching and guiding young men.”
ADAM BOEDEKER can be reached at 940-566-6872 and via Twitter at @aboedeker.