High School: Todd Dodge

Todd Dodge is Marble Falls' new football coach

January, 24, 2012
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MARBLE FALLS, Texas -- Todd Dodge is returning to Texas high school coaching five years after a dominant run of four state championships in five seasons.

Dodge was hired Monday night at Marble Falls, ending a college stint that started when the University of North Texas hired Dodge after he went 79-1 in a five-season stretch at Southlake Carroll.

The rare move from high school to a Division I program didn't work out for Dodge. He was 6-37 before getting fired in the middle of his fourth season at UNT. He was the quarterbacks coach at Pittsburgh last year.

Dodge's overall high school record is 124-46 at four schools.

Marble Falls is a Class 4A school 50 miles northwest of Austin, where Dodge has family ties and was a starting quarterback for Texas in the 1980s.

Report: Todd Dodge a candidate at Marble Falls

January, 19, 2012
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According to The River Cities Daily Tribune, Marble Falls High School is hoping to hire former Southlake Carroll and University of North Texas football coach Todd Dodge.

The report said Dodge visited the school Wednesday and was introduced to the booster club.

"The primary purpose of this evaluation is to allow [Dodge and his family] to see if this is the place they want to be," Marble Falls school district spokesman Bruce Peckover told The Daily Tribune.

Marble Falls, which is about 45 miles northwest of Austin, went 4-6 last season, including 1-5 in District 25-4A.

Dodge coached for seven seasons at Southlake Carroll, leading the Dragons to state championships in 2002, '04, '05 and '06. He left for the North Texas job starting in 2007 but went 6-37 before being fired during the 2010 season. He was quarterbacks coach at the University of Pittsburgh last season.

QB Hill, Wasson join elite circles at SL Carroll

December, 17, 2011
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Hal Wasson stepped into Todd Dodge's shadow when he took the head coaching job at Southlake Carroll in 2007.

With Carroll's 36-29 win over Fort Bend Hightower on Saturday, Wasson stepped out of it.

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Travis L. Brown for ESPNDallas.comSouthlake Carroll junior quarterback Kenny Hill accounted for four touchdowns and 345 yards in the Class 5A Division I state championship game.
The win gives Carroll (16-0) its first state title under "The Silver Fox" and its eighth overall, tying Celina for the most in Texas history.

"I never came in trying to replace Todd Dodge," Wasson said. "I have tremendous respect for him. He's not replaceable. I just chose to be myself."

Wasson joins Dodge and Bob Ledbetter as coaches who've won state titles at Carroll, but he's not the only one who joined an illustrious and exclusive Carroll fraternity.

Quarterback Kenny Hill joins Chase Daniel, Greg McElroy and Riley Dodge among others as Dragon signal-callers who capped undefeated seasons with a state championship.

That list includes a Heisman Trophy finalist (Daniel), a national champion (McElroy) and a national high school player of the year (Dodge).

Hill was named the title game's offensive MVP. He threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns in addition to 116 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

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"It's an amazing feeling," Hill said. "I don't think I could ever compare to those guys who came through here. I'm just trying to be the best I can be."

It's fitting that Wasson won his title at Carroll with Hill as his quarterback. Hill was thrust into the starting role following Daxx Garman being ruled ineligible right before the 2010 season, a controversy that had the potential to unravel Wasson's tenure with the Dragons.

Instead, Hill blossomed in the 2010 playoffs, leading Carroll to the region finals a year before leading the Dragons to a state title.

Just a junior, Hill has a chance to win another title with Wasson in 2012.

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