Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

March 26, 2014

Success and goals to go

Mineral Wells’ new athletics director, head football coach stresses academics and ‘all in’ philosophy

By CLINT FOSTER

It was music to the ears of Ram Nation.

“I’m not here on a five-year plan, I’m here to win now,” Mineral Wells’ new athletics director and head football coach Gerald Perry proclaimed. “We’ve got some programs winning right now, but that’s not good enough. We’re going to win across the board. We’re going to have higher expectations.”

A crowd of student athletes, parents, administrators and others from the Mineral Wells community enthusiastically received their new leader of athletics as they packed into the Mineral Wells High School cafeteria Monday afternoon for a meet-and-greet with the coach in his first official public appearance.

Joined by his wife, Michelle, and children – 3-year-old Tenley, 12-year-old multi-sport athlete Talynn and 15-year-old quarterback Tristan – Perry shook hands and delivered his plan to catapult Mineral Wells to new levels of athletic prosperity.

“I’m not a football coach, I’m an athletic coach,” Perry said. “All of our sports will be treated equally. It’s very critical that we share athletes. We’re recruiting and we’ve got a bunch of kids coming back to the family. We’re going to preach family.

“It’s very important that we all buy in. Our motto right now is ‘All In.’ We’re all  invested in all of our sports.”

Despite Perry’s protestations, he is more than qualified to be considered a football coach. With 21 years of coaching experience, he has spent time at Plano East, Burleson, Lake Worth, Lorena, Bastrop and most-recently Waco Midway, enjoying success at each stop.

He also has a track record of turning around losing squads. When he went to Lake Worth in 1996, he took a program that had not been to the playoffs in 15 years and won quickly, recording some of the best years in Bullfrogs’ football history.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • 0731 TFT stage.JPG Setting the stage

    Texas Frontier Trails is, well, once again on the trail.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • budget cover.jpg Optimism in numbers

    Next year's proposed budget seeds optimism for Mineral Well's growth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing set for second fire district proposal

    PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County Commissioners set a date for a hearing to place a petition on the Nov. 4 general election ballot to create a second Emergency Services District.

    July 29, 2014

  • Inquiry made on housing children at CCA

    An inquiry about housing at the former Corrections Corporation of America facility at Wolters Industrial Park some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed illegally into the United States seems to be nothing more than that, at least for now.

    July 28, 2014 2 Stories

  • Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

    SALESVILLE – A Mineral Wells woman died Friday after she crashed her car into a brick retaining wall near Hilltop Road.

    July 28, 2014

  • bryan joyner1.jpg Back on the beat

    It is never too late to start a music career – or restart one as the case may be. For Mineral Wells High School Class of 1989 graduate Bryan Adam Joyner, restarting his is the case. He is once again making a strong push to get his music into the mainstream while performing wherever he can.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • FLIPPED TEACHING

    Teenagers seem to voraciously consume YouTube videos, whether watching Miley Cyrus and Pharrell’s latest pop music sensation, Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s workout spoof or skateboarders wiping out.

    July 27, 2014

  • Barbara Dews and compost.jpg Inspectors return to health products company

    Texas Department of State Health Services inspectors arrived Wednesday to investigate a Mineral Wells-based natural health products manufacturer, Metro Chem Associates, as part of ongoing Attorney General’s probe into the company’s operations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • kitchen fire.jpg Kitchen fire damages county home

    PALO PINTO COUNTY – For Garen Wyatt, of Mineral Wells, mid-morning Thursday turned into one of those days in which a few minutes proved the tipping point between bad and devastating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • burglary suspects.jpg Police make burglary arrests, issue scam alert

    Mineral Wells police rounded up several burglary suspects this past week, each reportedly caught in the act.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.