WAXAHACHIE

On Wednesday, Forney ISD announced the hire of Waxahachie offensive coordinator Aaron Woods as the new head football coach of the Jackrabbits.

Matt Stepp of Dave Campbell's Texas Football was the first to report the hire.

Woods joined the Waxahachie coaching staff last spring a few years after he helped the Cedar Hill offense win back-to-back state championships (2013-14). He first joined the Longhorn coaching staff in 2003. He was then promoted to the running game coordinator (2010-14) and later the offensive coordinator (2015-16).

The Indian football team finished 8-5 last season and 4-3 in District 10-5A last season.

Under Woods' guidance, the offense averaged 37.7 points and 410.7 yards per game.

Waxahachie averaged 39.8 points and 350.2 yards per game in 2016 before Woods took over the reins of the offense.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Woods thanked Waxahachie ISD "for the opportunity to reach the young men of such a great town."

"Although it was only 15 month, it was an incredible part of the story of my life," Woods added. "So many great people and so much awesome tradition. I will miss all of you. To the players of Waxahachie, I have been granted the opportunity to lead another program because of y'all trusting me and playing to your ceiling. Without you, there is no me. Know that I will never forget you and I'm always available 24/7/365 for each one of you. I love you."

Woods also thanked his students in the classroom for "all of the laughs."

"To the town of Forney, current Jackrabbits and future Jackrabbits — let's go," Wood added. "I can't wait to start building a program that has high accountability success (sic) on and off the fields and leaders for the future. Go Jackrabbits!"

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

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