KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 31, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD’s Paetow High School has a new head football coach and athletic coordinator. The Paetow Panthers won the 2021 State Football Championship title. Coach Lonnie Teagle comes to Katy with much experience including state title championship.
Paetow High School Campus Athletic Coordinator & Head Football Coach
Welcome Coach Teagle
Coach Lonnie Teagle is the new athletic coordinator and head football coach for Paetow High School. The Paetow Panther’s won the 2021 State Football Championship title under the direction of Coach B.J. Gotte, who accepted the head coaching position at Pearland High School.
Comes from Denton High School
Coach Lonnie Teagle comes to Katy ISD’s Paetow High School from Denton High School and has 16 years of experience in education and coaching.
“Coach Teagle comes highly recommended and brings a championship pedigree to the Paetow High School football and athletic program,” says Debbie Decker, Katy ISD Executive Director of Athletics. “With his experience, we are confident that Coach Teagle and his staff will build upon the success of the Paetow HS football program.”
He started his career at McMath Middle School in Denton Independent School District in 2006, where he was the campus athletic coordinator and physical education football, basketball and track coach.
In August 2012, he joined Denton High School as a world history teacher and head track and football wide receiver coach. During his five-year tenure at the high school, the Denton Broncos won two district championships, qualified for several regional and state games and earned several student-athletic recognitions in track and football.
In August 2017, Teagle decided to join Coppell High School in Coppell Independent School District as a U.S. History teacher and a running back and receivers coach.
Two years later, Teagle returned to Denton ISD, this time as a world geography teacher and as a running back coach for Denton Ryan High School. After a year he was promoted to offensive coordinator at Denton Ryan. While at Denton Ryan, Teagle was a key contributor to the football program’s success as the team reached the 5A Division 1 state title game in 2019 and subsequently won the 5A Division 1 state title in 2020.
“His commitment to the development of the individual student/athlete stood out during the selection process and is matched only by his commitment to the overall success of the entire athletic program at Paetow High School,” says Decker.
Teagle holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Alcorn State University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Texas Women’s University in Denton.