Midland Christian AD and head football coach, Greg McClendon, resigns

Midland Christian’s athletic director and head football coach has resigned.
Former Midland Christian head football coach Greg McClendon at a press conference following his...
Former Midland Christian head football coach Greg McClendon at a press conference following his 200th career win(CBS7 (KOSA))
Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 9:51 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: The following release has been sent by Midland Christian School.

Midland Christian School today announced the resignation of Greg McClendon, athletic director and head football coach at the school for 24 years.

In his letter to the Board, shared with staff by MCS Board president Jason Stockstill, the coach wrote:

“For the last 24 years, Midland Christian has been such a huge blessing in my family’s lives and mine. I am thankful for the leadership of superintendents Eddie and Jared Lee; I could not have found more honorable men to work for in my career. I am also forever grateful for the coaches and athletes who worked so hard and demonstrated such dedication over the years. I believe it is the right time to step away from Midland Christian and wish the school the very best.

God Bless,

Coach Mac”

Stockstill praised McClendon’s record and leadership at the school:

“Coach Mac led the program from a newly established 11-man program to a perennial playoff contender, making the playoffs 22 out of his 24 seasons. He stacked up over 200 career wins and along the way he grabbed seven state championships, almost making it eight with a trip to the state final game last year during a season when he was honored as Coach of the Year by the Midland Reporter-Telegram. While the wins are impressive, we are most grateful for his role in helping to shape the character of generations of young men who played for him.”

Stockstill said the current interim head football coach, Tim Anuszkiewicz, agreed to fill in only through the current school year. A search committee is in the process of being formed and will begin the process of filling the role immediately. Coach McClendon recognizes the need to get a quality coach in place for the next season and that time was not on our side. By stepping aside, he graciously cleared the path for MCS to begin the search process.

The MCS Board wants to emphasize this decision is not a result of the current legal case involving Coach McClendon. The Board has recently received preliminary results information from an independent investigation. Based on that the Board believes that Coach McClendon and the other four administrators acted appropriately given the facts and circumstances reviewed to this point.

“While we are hopeful all five of our administrators will eventually be exonerated of criminal charges through the ongoing legal proceedings,” Stockstill added, “we have no certainty about how long it will take to get to that result. With the uncertainty these circumstances create for the program and our student athletes about the upcoming season, we are not surprised that Coach Mac is putting the school first,” the Board chair said, concluding, “Coach Mac leaves a big hole to fill and we appreciate all he has done to make Midland Christian School what it is today. He has devoted his life to this school and we will be forever grateful.”

We look forward to carrying on the MCS legacy of faith and excellence in our athletic programs.


Midland Christian’s athletic director and head football coach, Greg McClendon, has resigned.

MCS president of the board of trustees confirmed that to CBS7 earlier this evening.

Greg McClendon was arrested about two months ago and charged with failing to report an incident with the intent to conceal neglect or abuse.

Three administrators and another coach were also arrested and charged with McClendon.

As of right now, McClendon is the only one to resign from his position.

Midland Christian has said all 5 administrators and coaches would not be allowed on campus until legal proceedings were finished.

We will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

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