Along with promoting Director of Operations Chris Tifft to assistant coach, the Frogs added two Texas products to the coaching staff.
But three-star Fort Worth Southwest linebacker Semaj Thomas is still solid — at least for now. Thomas committed to TCU back in January but has since picked up offers from Big 12 powers Oklahoma and Texas.
Terry, a two-time cross country regional champion and two-time Class 5A runner-up in the 1600 meters at McAllen Memorial, starred at TCU, where she wrapped up a stellar career this spring. In February, she set the school record in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 4:42.52. But it was at the Texas Relays in late March where she met Sisson and was sold on his Olympic development squad, the pro track club team Adidas/Rogue.
The 2014 Del Norte High graduate recently got his wish, as Texas Christian University, a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision school, offered the hybrid-style receiver a preferred walk-on spot.
It’s interesting that former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel is now in the running, and maybe even the favorite, to be TCU’s starter this season. The former Arlington star, who graduated from A&M and therefore could transfer to TCU and be eligible immediately, is part of a TCU quarterback mix that should be very familiar to local high school football fans.
When an athlete-student commits to a school, and more specifically a coach, it is almost universally accepted the agreement is four years. When a coach leaves, or is fired, that changes everything. What happens more often is the coach will not cancel the scholarship, but bury the kid on the bench in hopes they transfer.
The past five years have been an historic time for TCU athletics. Specifically the three main sports, football, basketball and baseball, have seen thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows. As the TCU beat writer for these sports, I’ve been witness to nearly every moment, good and bad. Here’s a look back at the top 10 moments on the beat.