UL FB: 1977 - 1980
UL Coach: 1989 - 1997


  Tommy Badon has been Westminster Christian's head football coach for five years now. After a 3-7 first season, the Crusaders have been 37-10 with six playoff victories. Before that, he's coached football at Teurlings (1981-86), Lafayette High (1986-87) and track at Blinn JC (1987-89) and UL (1989-97).

1. After leaving football for track, did you ever imagine you'd be a high school head football coach?

"No way. In 1996, if you would have asked me to list the top 50 jobs I'd be at right now, Westminster wouldn't have been anywhere near that list. At that time, my goal was to be a head college (track) coach.''

2. How did the Westminster coaching job happen then?
"They were looking for a coach and called me to be on a search committee to hire a coach. The guy who called me jokingly said, 'Unless you'd be interested.' I have been thinking about getting back into coaching and fighting with it, so I told him I might just be interested.''

3. After being out of football for 16 years, were you concerned that too many things had changed?

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Kevin Foote
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