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Longview’s King, Groveton’s Phillips added to the UIL Top 100 Coaches list

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a smiling man in a green shirt: Michael Coleman talked with Coach John King on Monday about the past few weeks. © Provided by Tyler-Longview KLTV Michael Coleman talked with Coach John King on Monday about the past few weeks.

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The University Interscholastic League has added two more East Texas coaches to their Top 100 coach list.

Longview’s current coach John King and former Groveton Coach Scott Phillips were in their week 9 reveal of their season-long list. The Top 100 coaches list is being done to commemorate the 100th year of high school football under the UIL in Texas.

King has been the coach at Longview since 2004 where he has posted a 180-36 record. King coached the Lobos to the 2018 6A DII state championship.

Phillips coached Groveton from 1985-89 and led the Indians to a 1989 state championship. Phillips also had stops at High Island, Waxahachie, Plano East and Odessa High. is overall record is 234-73-3.

Other East Texas Coaches previously announced:

  • Art Briles (Mount Vernon)
  • Chad Morris (Eustace, Elysian Fields)
  • Bum Phillips (Jacksonville)
  • Scott Surratt (Carthage)
  • Tom Wilson (Palestine)
  • Allen Wilson (Tyler)
  • John Crawford (Tatum)
  • John Outlaw ( Lufkin)
  • Elmer Redd (Lufkin)
  • W.T. Johnston (Newton)
  • Dennis Alexander (Daingerfield, Troup)
  • Pete Shotwell (Longview)

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