BISD Names HS Head Coaches

BISD Names Brazosport and Brazoswood HS Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinators
Posted on 02/11/2019
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Names Brazosport and Brazoswood HS Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic CoordinatorsDuring a special called board meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019, the BISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of two head football coaches/campus athletic coordinators for Brazosport and Brazoswood High Schools.

Brazosport High School’s newest Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator is Mark Kanipes. He brings a total of 35 years coaching experience to the district, the last five years as Head Football Coach/Athletic Director for Santa Fe High School. He was recently named the Houston Texans area Coach of the Year and nominee for the 2018 Don Shula NFL National High School Coach of the Year. Kanipes was also the 2018 District Coach of the Year. Coach Kanipes was a coordinator at La Marque High School for 8 seasons, where they won three state championships and played in five state title games. Coach Kanipes then went to Pearland High School where he served as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator while winning a state championship in 2010.

Danny Youngs was named the Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator for Brazoswood High. He has 21 years of coaching experience, with the past five as Head Football and Campus Athletic Coordinator for Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls ISD. He turned the football program around going 11-3 and 10-3 the last two seasons, making the playoffs in each. In 2017, Youngs was named District Coach of the Year, Dave Campbell’s 4A Team of the Year and awarded the North Texas Football Officials Sportsmanship award for the past two years.

Brazosport ISD Athletic Director Alan Weddell stated, “After a thorough selection process, we believe that we have hired two outstanding football coaches and positive leaders of student athletes.”

Both Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinators will begin on Monday, February 18th.

We welcome Coach Kanipes and Coach Youngs to the Brazosport ISD family, and we look forward to the excitement and enthusiasm each of you will bring to our schools and communities.
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