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Schlomer hired as head football coach

ODESSA - The high school baseball coach will be coaching the football team this fall. Local Joe Schlomer was given the job as approved by the school board Tuesday, June 6.

Schlomer will take over for longtime coach Jeff Nelson, who announced his retirement as football coach in January.

The 48-year-old Schlomer is coaching tackle football for the first time. He said he has five years of flag football coaching experience and applied for the high school job after baseball season.

"They literally showed up at my house begging me to coach," Schlomer said. "I figured if I didn't take it, we wouldn't...


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