Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 31, 2013

Gordon hires new head football coach

Former Longhorn Joe Kostiha to lead 'Horns

Mineral Wells Index

— GORDON – Gordon ISD superintendent Eric Hough has informed the Index that Alvarado defensive coordinator Joe Kostiha, a 1999 graduate of Gordon, has been named as the Longhorns new head football coach.

Former Gordon coach Shane Mallory announced his retirement earlier this spring, and a few weeks later Gordon ISD hired Richland Springs head coach Jerry Burkhart, who after accepting the job then withdrew from the position, leaving an opening.

Kostiha had been Alvarado's defensive coordinator the past two years. He has also coached at Ennis, Bridgeport and Groveton.

He is a 2003 graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he played football and coached as an assistant.