Champions Consulting & Search Firm
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Champions Search Firm worked tirelessly to help us find our AD/Head Football coach. We were looking for a natural leader with strong character, and a program builder we could count on for the long term. Many thanks to the folks at Champions, whose experience, insight and due diligence served our district well.
Kenneth H, School Board Member

About Us

We at Champions Consulting & Search Firm have an all-star team of our own ready to help you locate the perfect leader of your program. Here's why:

A proven record of success

In business or a number of years, Champions has already helped place head coaches at high schools and colleges all over the southwest, from Class 1A to Class 5A providing assistance in whittling the field of applicants to a manageable number to be interviewed and selected by the school board.

Unique qualifications

Several factors make Champions the perfect choice to help you find the perfect coach. First of all, unlike Independent School Districts, Champions is privately owned and therefore not subject to open record searches, guaranteeing you security and confidentiality at every turn. Second, Champions draws on the power of Coaches Office, at one time the preeminent employment Web site for high school coaches in Texas and beyond, as well as Angelo Football Clinic, an institution among national football coaches every summer. The clinic annually draws thousands from all over the nation to San Angelo for top-notch instruction and networking opportunities.

Experience that Counts

It would be difficult to find a group more uniquely qualified to lead your search firm than the men who make up Champions.

Bob Ledbetter

Bob has been a legendary coach and athletic director for most of four decades and during that time has hired numerous successful coaches (and advised others on hiring on an informal basis) including the head coach at Southlake Carroll High School.

Neil Stratton

Neil is the founder of Inside the League (ITL), a consulting service for the pro and college football industry since 2002. He also served as the Executive Director of the 2008 Cornerstone Hula Bowl, a college football all-star game with over 60 years of history.

Jim Hess

Jim Hess, a retired scout for the Dallas Cowboys, has been a decorated and successful coach and administrator at nearly every level (high school, junior college, Division III, Division II and Division I-AA) across the southwest.

John Paul Young

John Paul Young, co-founder with Hess of Angelo Football Clinic, has been the man behind the success of NFL (Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears) and college (Texas A&M, SMU) teams as a coach and administrator.

Gary Griffin

Gary Griffin developed a popular early-'00s Texas high school jobs site and stays in regular contact with talented coaches all over the nation who want nothing more than the chance to be a high school football coach in Texas.