KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 12, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
Paetow High School’s head football coach resigns amid a police investigation into his alleged misconduct with a student. Coach David Hicks Sr. will lead the Panthers for the rest of the season.
Former Paetow Football Coach Lonnie Teagle. Photo credit: KISD
Former Paetow High School athletic coordinator and head football coach Lonnie Teagle resigned amid a police investigation into his alleged misconduct with a student(s.)
Official Katy ISD Statement:
The Katy ISD Police has investigated an allegation concerning a former head football coach. The individual resigned during the inquiry and the case has since been referred to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The safety of Katy ISD students and staff is the District’s top priority. Whenever the District is made aware of an allegation, the accused is immediately removed from their District assignment(s), while District personnel work swiftly with law enforcement and other agencies to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
Coach David Hicks Sr. Takes Over
Coach David Hicks Sr. will lead the Panthers for the rest of the football season and serve in the interim.
The Paetow Panther’s won the 2021 State Football Championship (5A) title under the direction of Coach B.J. Gotte, who accepted the head coaching position at Pearland High School.
Former Coach Teagle accepted the position at Paetow High School last March. He came to Katy from Denton High School and has 16 years of experience in education and coaching.
This was Teagle’s first season coaching for the Panthers and his first season ever as a head coach. Currently Paetow High School football has a 3-3 overall record. This is the Panther’s first year competing as a 6A school.
The investigation into Teagle’s behavior is ongoing.