TCU Football is in full spring practice mode, but Gary Patterson had some off the field business to attend to as well. That job was completed this week, as the Frogs reached into Louisiana to fill their Director of High School Relations position, a role that had been open since Jake Brown’s departure for SFA earlier this year.
It was announced Saturday afternoon that Brett Lemoine, formerly the offensive coordinator at Neville High in Monroe, LA had accepted the role for TCU Football (sic):
ICYMI: Congrats to @NevilleFootball OC Brett Lemoine, he's excepted the job at #TCU as Director of High School Relations. #KTVE pic.twitter.com/Tot0iKOnRY— Gene Ponti KTVE/KARD (@Gene_Ponti) March 25, 2017
Lemoine has been at Neville for the past several seasons, a school that has had a great TCU connection - including KaVontae Turpin - and a city that has sent eight players since 2011 to Fort Worth, including Dennis Collins this season out of West Monroe.
The Director of High School Relations role has been filled by some of TCU’s brightest coaching stars over the last several years. The first person to get that title was Kenny Perry, who started there before matriculating to the defensive staff and eventually landing at Kansas as co-Defensive Coordinator. Former TCU Football player Zarnell Fitch was the next man up, but was promoted to the defensive side of the all as well, where he has thrived as a recruiter. Jake Brown was hired soon thereafter, but left after one season to join the staff at SFA. Bringing in Lemoine is a brilliant move for the Frogs, and should only help to continue the pipeline that TCU has established between the Boot and the Fort.