Frost football coach and athletic director Coy Barker has left the school abruptly, leaving a vacancy in the football program less than a month before summer practice is scheduled to start.
The Polar Bears are scheduled to begin practice on Aug.5, which means the school board will have little time to find a replacement for Barker.
The Polar Bears are coming off a 7-4 season and bring back a ton of talent, including All-District running back Ramon Manrriquez and All-District quarterback Antoni Alvarado, who have both led Frost the past two seasons.
The Polar Bears have had an explosive offense the past three years and reached the playoffs three years in a row.
Barker left abruptly and said he is taking a job in administration in Crane, which is located in West Texas.
Barker is originally from West Texas. Frost was his first job as a head coach, and he had success, going 24-20 over his four seasons at Frost.
Texas Football magazine picked the Bears to make the playoffs again and listed them as the No. 3 team in the District 11-2A D-II race behind defending state champion Mart and Hubbard.
Dawson is listed fifth in the magazine’s pre-season predictions.
The Polar Bears will have less than a month to replace Barker because the first day of practice for small schools that did not have spring practice is Aug. 5, and the first game is Aug. 30 at home against Cayuga.