Weatherford Democrat


February 17, 2013

Redirecting the Roos

Executive AD Scoggins excited about recent head coach hire


“And I believe everyone was on board with the final choice and ready to make it happen. It worked out for us.”

The Weatherford ISD tendered its offer to Weldon Nelms, which was accepted by the coach who has won a pair of state championships while at Wimberley, a Class 3A program. 

Nelms has compiled a 237-111-3 record in his 29 years as a head coach, also coaching at Springlake-Earth, Rotan, Iowa Park and Glen Rose.

Scoggin believes that Nelms has the right approach to instilling the desire in the Weatherford kids. And Nelms will likely have a larger base of athletes to develop. 

“I think Class 5A is a natural draw for coaches.” Scoggin said. “Weldon has coached at just about every classification, if not all of them, except 5A. 

“And Coach Nelms is not one of those who is just going to be happy coaching at this level. He wants to win _ expects to win _ at this level, just like he has everywhere else.”

Nelms will be bringing some familiar help with him, as he inserts the schemes into the Roo program that have netted success in his career. Scoggin explained that bringing a pair of coaches was part of the deal discussed with all of the interviewed coaches. 

“There are two coaches that have been part of Nelms’ staff in the past, who will coming on board,” he said. “They will be joining us on Feb. 25, and will fill defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator positions.

“We are certainly ready to get them here, as well. Coach Nelms has worked with both of these coaches and obviously has a lot of faith in their abilities.”

Scoggin, a relative newcomer to the WISD, will hit his 1-year mark as Athletic Director later this spring, but already bears tendencies of a long-lived desire to take Weatherford athletics to the next step.

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