New Houston coach Tom Herman has hired a local prep coach to lead his tight ends.
Thomas B. Shea/AP via Houston Chronicle
By Thayer Evans
January 06, 2015

Houston has hired Westfield High School coach Corby Meekins, one of the Houston area’s top prep coaches, as tight ends coach.

Meekins, 46, has transformed Westfield into a state power and compiled a 114-27 record in 11 seasons. During his tenure, the program won seven district championships and made the playoffs 10 times, which included a state title appearance, three trips to the semifinals and six times being in the quarterfinals.

This past season, he was the prestigious Touchdown Club of Houston's Co-Coach of the Year after his team went 13-2 and made the Class 6A Division II semifinals. The Shephard, Texas native was president of the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association in 2009 and an assistant coach at last week’s Under Armour All-America Game.

Meekins was an assistant at Westfield High for four seasons before becoming head coach in 2003. He was also an assistant at Newman Smith High School in Carrolton, Texas for two years and at Deer Park (Texas) High School for six years.

He joins new Houston coach Tom Herman, who was hired last month and remains Ohio State’s offensive coordinator for Monday’s national championship game. Herman is replacing fired Cougars coach Tony Levine.

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