Coach David Williams watches Weston Walker during camp prior to the 2011 season.

The Houston School District is seeking a new head varsity football coach, according to a listing on the school’s website.

Acting superintendent Scott Dill confirmed Monday that the program “is headed in another direction.” He said the district has already received applications for the position held by second-year coach David Williams.

Dill said Williams’ contact is up for renewal before the board of education in March.

According to the website listing, “other head coaching positions may be available” for applicants. The listing also says “multiple teaching positions are available with this posting.”

Williams’ departure leaves two vacancies at the high school level. Willy Walker resigned as head softball coach in December. Walker’s position has not been filled.

Williams, who had a 0-20 record in two years with the Tigers, was hired in May 2010 after Chris Edwards resigned following three seasons at HHS. Williams had previously won district titles at all four of his stops –– Cabool, Liberty, Mountain Grove and Ava –– in the South Central Association. His 2004 Panthers advanced to the state semifinals, and two of his teams made the quarterfinals.

Since making consecutive state semifinal appearances, the HHS football program has failed to win a game in four of the last six seasons –– two under Williams and one apiece with Edwards and Josh Gettler at the helm.


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