WAXAHACHIE — Casey Kjos, the Waxahachie High School Indians' assistant coach, resigned from his position on Tuesday morning per confirmation from the coach.
His decision to resign comes less that 24 hours after Evan Brady's level three grievance was denied via a 5-2 vote by the WISD School Board on Monday at the Waxahachie ISD Mabel and Eva Grizzard Board Room.
"I turned in my resignation to Dr. (Jeremy) Glenn this morning," Kjos said. "Coach Brady is my brother. It's like I told the kids. It's not a decision about me running. It's a decision about me doing the right thing. I believe they made a mistake and I'm standing by my brother and doing what's right. He made a mistake and wrestled and a kid got hurt, but it could have been any one of us in that position. He deserved to be punished but not fired."
Brady, the school's former defensive coordinator, resigned from the district March 23 after he injured a student-athlete. John Arevalo, the father of Adrian Arevalo, confirmed the injury was a laceration of the chin that required three stitches.
The Indians' former DC spent 20 years in law enforcement before turning to athletics and education and coached football for five years — two in Waxahachie. Brady was hired by Waxahachie ISD in 2015 and joined Kjos, Damola Adeniji and Matt Kitna as part of the coaching staff Head Coach Jon Kitna brought to Waxahachie from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington.
Of the three coaches hired by Jon — Kjos, Jon's brother and Offensive Line Coach Matt Kitna and former Offensive Coordinator Damola Adeniji — only one is left. All three have resigned within the last six months.
Brady and Kjos resigned recently because of either the allegations or denial of the grievance. Adeniji, a 6-foot-3 Oregon State University alumnus and former Oakland Raider, returned to Washington at the end of 2016 to oversee his family's business.
Behind Kjos and the 2015 defense, Waxahachie won the Battle of 287 Championships and averaging 31 points per game allowed the first year and 32 ppg the second. Waxahachie finished 3-4 in districts 14-5A and 10-5A during those seasons.
He served as a defensive coordinator during the 2015 and 2016 football seasons but stepped down into an assistant role after the season ended.
In 2014, during the final three years of former Head Coach David Ream's coaching career in Waxahachie, the Indians allowed 41 ppg in 2014, 37 ppg in 2013 and 24 ppg in 2012. They also lost back-to-back consecutive Battle of 287 Championships to county rival Ennis High School, finished their district schedules a combined 6-15 in Districts 15-4A and 14-5A and missed the UIL playoffs for the two years in a row.
Ream led the Indians to the bi-district round in 2012 and the area round in 2011.
Despite telephone and email attempts to contact WISD for comment, the district did not have a comment or respond to an open records request submitted at 2:16 p.m about Kjos' departure by press time. Jenny Bridges, the WISD Director of Public Relations said the district would comment within the 10-day window required by the Texas Information Act.