Cy Fair Coaching History

 

 

Ray Coffman

1939-1940

Put in what today would be a unique situation, Ray Coffman was tasked with essentially coaching two high schools in 1939. At the time, there were two school districts in what is now the Cy Fair ISD area, the Cypress School District and the Fairbanks School District. In the summer of 1939, voters in the area approved a plan to consolidate both districts into one. With that came the creation of the Rural High School No. 5 football team, after students from the Cypress and Fairbanks districts moved into a new schoolhouse on the site of present day Lamkin Elementary. Coffman’s team was less than successful, as they scored a mere 60 points in two seasons while surrendering 335. When the official Cy Fair High School opened in 1941, Coffman did not make the move to coach it’s football team.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1939 1 7 1 .111 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1940 3 5 1 .333 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 4 12 2 .222 0-0

 

 

 

 

Sial Hancock

1941-1944

The post-merger Cypress-Fairbanks Consolidated School District (changed to Independent School District in the 1960’s) opened it’s state of the art new high school building in 1941, known as Cy Fair High School. The buzz around the school that included an in-person dedication from then first lady Eleanor Roosevelt did not immediately translate to success on the field. Taking over for Ray Coffman, Sial Hancock led the new school to a winless 1941 campaign. Things would get better as the years progress, but never enough to clinch a playoff spot. Hancock left Cy Fair at the end of the 1944 season.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1941 0 6 1 .000 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1942 5 3 0 .625 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1943 7 2 0 .778 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1944 6 1 1 .750 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 18 12 1 .581 0-0

 

 

 

 

Unknown

1945-1950

The next six seasons of Cy Fair football may be somewhat lost in history. While we can find wins, losses, and points for this span, no one has any idea who coach the Bobcats right after the end of World War II. Whoever they were didn’t have much success on the field however, as they finished with a losing record every season except 1946 and 1950.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1945 4 5 0 .444 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1946 3 3 3 .556 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1947 2 6 1 .222 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1948 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1949 3 6 1 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1950 7 3 0 .700 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 22 30 3 .400 0-0

 

 

 

 

W. Ben Cobb

1951-1953

Taking over for whoever coach Cy Fair in the late 1940’s, W. Ben Cobb’s tenure was brief and bland. Never finishing with more than five wins and racking up losing seasons in two of his three years at the helm, Cobb stepped down from the head coaching position at the conclusion of the 1953 season.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1951 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1952 3 6 1 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1953 2 6 2 .200 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 10 17 3 .333 0-0

 

 

 

 

Unknown

1954

An awkward blank spot in the history books, the 1954 season was an average one for whoever coached Cy Fair during that year. Going 4-5-1 and missing the playoffs by a mile, mystery man left his position after only one year.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1954 4 5 1 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 4 5 1 .400 0-0

 

 

 

 

Ken H. Clark

1955-1959

Despite having their third coaching change in six years, the staff at Cy Fair hoped new coach Ken Clark could bring the spark they needed to bring the Bobcats to their first ever playoff appearance. Instead, Clark led a charge similar to the one Cy Fair had seen for the past decade, somewhere between bland and below average. Clark would register one winning season, his final one, in all five years behind the wheel.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1955 1 7 2 .100 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1956 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1957 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1958 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1959 6 4 0 .600 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 18 30 2 .360 0-0

 

 

 

 

Les Burton

1960

The brief one year tenure of Les Burton as the head coach at Cy Fair went downhill quick from previous campaigns. Finishing 3-7, the Bobcats nearly doubled the amount of points they gave up versus how many they were able to get on the board themselves. Despite the brief and disappointing stint with Burton in charge, his hiring also allowed him to lure away a young assistant coach from Waller High School by the name of Ken Pridgeon.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1960 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 3 7 0 .300 0-0

 

 

 

 

Roy Dollar

1961-1966

It took a bit, but the Ray Dollar hiring proved to be the right move for the Bobcats. Under Dollar and his assistant coach Ken Pridgeon, Cy Fair would clinch their first playoff spot in school history during 1964. That 1964 trip to the playoffs would be the highlight of Dollar’s six years at Cy Fair, and he left at the end of the 1966 campaign to make way for a returning Pridgeon.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1961 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1962 1 9 0 .100 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1963 2 8 0 .200 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1964 8 3 0 .750 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
1965 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1966 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 24 37 0 .393 0-1

 

 

 

 

Ken Pridgeon

1967-1971

Pridgeon Stadium’s namesake made his return to Cy Fair High School after a brief two year stint in 1965 and 1966 as the head coach at Lamar High School. After a sour introduction with a winless 1967 season, Pridgeon would create a high flying offense rare for it’s day. During the 1969 season, Cy Fair scored 350 points and went 9-1, just missing the playoffs by a lone game thanks to the UIL rule at the time that only the district champion made the postseason. With the new Jersey Village High School scheduled to open up in 1972, Pridgeon’s respect and influence landed him the new job of district athletic coordinator. While he ran the district’s athletic offices out of Cy Fair High School well into the 1990’s, he surrendered the head football coaching job at the end of the 1971 season. Pridgeon’s work at the district would be later recognized in 1994, as Cy Fair Stadium would be renamed Pridgeon Stadium in his honor. He would also be elected to the Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame in 1996.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1967 0 9 1 .000 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1968 3 6 0 .333 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1969 9 1 0 .900 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1970 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1971 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 20 28 1 .408 0-0

 

 

 

 

Tommy Ward

1972-1977

Tommy Ward suffered the same slow start that seems to plague most Cy Fair coaches, but managed to turn it around into something resembling consistency. By the mid 1970’s, Ward had built the Bobcats into a reliable threat, leading them to an 8-2 record in 1975. Following that up with a 9-1 record in 1976, Cy Fair clinched the district title and made their second playoff appearance in their history. Despite a successful six year run, Ward left after the 1977 season.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1972 0 10 0 .000 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1973 6 3 1 .600 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1974 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1975 8 2 0 .800 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1976 9 2 0 .900 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
1977 6 4 0 .600 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 34 26 1 .557 0-1

 

 

 

 

Ray Ward

1978-1980

While there’s a good chance Ray Ward is a relative of Tommy Ward, we’ve been unable to pin that down as historical fact. Regardless of who he’s related to, Ray Ward’s three years on the sidelines marked a revert back to the first 40 or so years of Cy Fair football, with average to below average play on the field. Squeezing out one winning record thanks to a tie in 1980 to finish 5-4-1, Ward was out at the end of the 1980 season.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1978 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1979 1 8 1 .100 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1980 5 4 1 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 10 18 2 .333 0-0

 

 

 

 

Bob Riley

1981

Though a 5-5 record is usually nothing to get very excited about, Bob Riley will have that weird distinction to his name. Of all the one season coaches to ever take a job out in Cy Fair ISD, Riley’s nothing special season at Cy Fair will go down as the best among his fellow one-year-on-the-job colleagues. A tip of the hat to you, sir.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1981 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 5 5 0 .500 0-0

 

 

 

 

Warren Trahan

1982-1991

Upon his hiring, Warren Trahan wasted no time in getting a competitive team on the field. Opening up with an 8-2 regular season, the new Trahan led Bobcats clinched their third ever playoff berth in 1982. After a lackluster 1983 and an improved 1984, Cy Fair would roll into one of the most dominant seasons in Cy Fair ISD history. Obliterating what was then 15-5A with a 9-0-1 regular season, the Bobcats would power their way through the postseason, winning their first playoff game in history and losing a close 10-7 game to powerhouse Permian High School (only three years away from their famous “Friday Night Lights” season) in the state semifinals. Trahan would lead Cy Fair to two more playoff appearances, including a trip to the Regional Finals in 1987, before he left in 1991.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1982 8 3 0 .727 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
1983 2 8 0 .200 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1984 7 3 0 .700 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
1985 13 1 1 .867 4-1 Eliminated in 5th Round
1986 6 4 0 .600 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1987 9 4 1 .643 3-1 Eliminated in 4th Round
1988 3 6 0 .333 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1989 5 4 1 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1990 5 6 0 .455 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
1991 3 6 1 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 61 45 4 .554 7-5

 

 

 

 

Ronny Peacock

1992-2003

The man who was the longest tenured coach in Cy Fair history up until 2015, Ronny Peacock led around an average Bobcats team for much of the first half of his time as the head coach before catapulting them into the upper echelon of Cy Fair ISD football during the second half. His 1998 Bobcats put together a 9-1 season to become tri-district champions, and then an 8-2 campaign to win the district title outright a year later. Peacock’s team would win another tri-district title in 2002 before he stepped down after the 2003 season.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1992 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1993 2 8 0 .200 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1994 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1995 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1996 4 6 0 .400 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1997 5 4 0 .556 0-0 Did Not Qualify
1998 10 2 0 .833 1-1 Eliminated in 2nd Round
1999 8 3 0 .727 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
2000 7 3 0 .700 0-0 Did Not Qualify
2001 3 7 0 .300 0-0 Did Not Qualify
2002 7 4 0 .636 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
2003 5 5 0 .500 0-0 Did Not Qualify
TOTALS 63 60 0 .512 1-3

 

 

 

 

Ed Pustejovsky

2004-present

Cy Fair hired assistant coach Ed Pustejovsky to take over to big reigns following the departure of Ronny Peacock, and the rest has been history. The Bobcats have entered a decade of dominance in Cy Fair ISD, with Pustejovsky leading the team to playoff appearances year after year. In his 12 seasons in charge, Cy Fair has missed the playoffs a mere three times, and has only had two losing records. In addition, both of those losing records could easily be argued as the fault of Cy Ranch, since they school opened in 2008 and mainly took students from Cy Fair (those only two losing seasons are in 2008 and 2009). Leading Bobcats coaches all time in wins, win percentage and district titles, Pustejovsky is well within reach of career win No. 100 at Cy Fair. And despite all the players he continues to lose each season to graduation, his unorthodox, run-first style gets the Bobcats into the win column year after year.
Career Coaching Statistics
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE W% PLAYOFF RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
2004 7 3 0 .700 0-0 Did Not Qualify
2005 10 3 0 .769 2-1 Eliminated in 3rd Round
2006 12 2 0 .857 3-1 Eliminated in 4th Round
2007 8 5 0 .615 2-1 Eliminated in 3rd Round
2008 1 8 0 .111 0-0 Did Not Qualify
2009 0 10 0 .000 0-0 Did Not Qualify
2010 9 3 0 .750 1-1 Eliminated in 2nd Round
2011 12 1 0 .923 2-1 Eliminated in 3rd Round
2012 7 4 0 .636 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
2013 12 2 0 .857 3-1 Eliminated in 4th Round
2014 9 4 0 .692 2-1 Eliminated in 3rd Round
2015 6 5 0 .545 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
2016 8 3 0 .727 0-1 Eliminated in 1st Round
TOTALS 101 54 0 .651 15-9

*Bold indicates district championship season

Historical records provided by the UIL and historian Joe Lee Smith
Last Updated: 
03/28/17