Academy hires new football coach

Mark Mullins with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Luke and Avery.


Academy Independent School District has announced Mark Mullins as the next Head Football Coach of the Bumblebees.

Mullins has 25 years of coaching experience and served as Academy’s Offensive Coordinator this past season. Mullins was the Assistant Head Football Coach at Gatesville High School, where they were Bi-District Finalists (2020, 2021).

Coach Mullins began his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, starting at Irving High School, followed by Arlington High School and C.F. Brewer High School, before moving to the Central Texas area. He coached running backs (2008-2009) prior to serving as Assistant Head Football Coach (2010-2015) at Stony Point High School, where they were State Semi-finalists (2008, 2009, 2010). Next, he was the Assistant Head Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator for Connally High School before going to Cedar Ridge High School as the Offensive Coordinator, during which the team had the 13-6A top-ranked
offense (2016, 2017, 2018) and were District Champions (2016, 2017), the 6A – Division 1
State Semi-Finalist (2017), Bi-District Champions (2018), and Bi-District Finalists (2019).

Academy ISD Athletic Director Jared Hunt is excited to have Mullins as the
Bumblebees’ new Head Football Coach stating, “I have tremendous confidence in Mark
Mullins’ leadership and believe he is positioned to continue the progress of this football
program. It is imperative that we have continuity and stability for our team and our
coaching staff as we move forward. Mark has a strong, detailed vision for the continued
success of the football program that is in line with the foundation of the Academy
Athletic Department. We are extremely excited for Mark and the Mullins family!”

Mullins stated he is enthusiastic about the opportunity to be the Head Football
Coach at Academy High School.

“Getting the chance to continue to develop these student-athletes is a dream come true,” he said. “So many positive things are happening in this district, which is a tribute to our leadership and this community. My family and I are thrilled to be a part of such a great school district.”

Coach Mullins has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 23 years. Mrs. Mullins is an
elementary teacher in Academy ISD. They have two college-aged children, Luke and

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