Midland High hires new head football coach

Permian offensive coordinator Thad Fortune named new leader for Bulldogs
Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM CST
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - The Midland ISD School Board voted unanimously to name Thad Fortune the new head football coach at Midland High School during a special meeting Monday afternoon.

Fortune has served as Odessa Permian’s offensive coordinator for the last several years.

“I’ve had a really charmed coaching career, so for this to happen to me I’m humbled and grateful,” Fortune said. “I’m just looking forward to it. Ready to help the Bulldogs achieve more.”

Permian’s offense averaged 38 points per game this past season under Fortune’s guidance, and helped the Panthers win a share of the District 2-6A title.

The hiring fills the vacancy left when previous Midland head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz was reassigned following a 1-8 season in 2020, and a 10-31 record in four years with the Bulldogs.

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