FOOTBALL: Waldie resigns as Gonzales AD, football coach


Gonzales High School football coach and athletic director Mike Waldie stepped down from his position Wednesday, Nov. 17, after three years, Gonzales ISD Superintendent John Schumacher announced.

“Gonzales ISD wishes to thank Coach Waldie for his service to our district, staff and students these past three years,” Schumacher said in a statement. “We wish the best of luck for Coach Waldie and his family. Gonzales ISD will begin the search for an Athletic Director/Head Football Coach.”

Waldie posted a screenshot of a text he sent out Wednesday morning to his Twitter account.

“I have reached a separation agreement with Gonzales ISD and will no longer be the AD/HFC as of today,” Waldie wrote. “My family and I have been blessed with some lifelong friends from our time here, we wish the awesome kids, my phenomenal staff and community all the best. We also look forward to what God has in store for our family next, we know his plan is flawless!”

Waldie was hired in 2019 to succeed former coach Kodi Crane after the latter went to Caddo Mills. Under Waldie, the Apaches amassed a record of 11-20 overall, including a 2-8 mark this season and a 1-9 record in 2020. Gonzales did advance to the playoffs in 2019 with an 8-3 record, falling to eventual state semifinalist Lampasas, 56-6, in the second round.

Gonzales has lost 10 straight District 13-4A-2 games during the past two years and failed to make the playoffs for two consecutive years for the first time since 2009-10.

An interim athletic director had not been named as of press time.