Chris Ross was named head football coach/campus athletic coordinator for Red Oak High School in the Spring of 2018..
Ross joins Red Oak ISD after serving as the director of program development at Boise State since 2016. His responsibilities included working with the coaching staff while also focusing on recruiting and player development.
Ross is a 21-year veteran in the prep ranks, serving as both an athletic director and football coach. He joined Boise State from Prosper High School where he served as both athletic director and head coach of the football team in 2015-16. During his time at Boise State, the team earned two Mountain West Conference Championships.
He also spent seven years (2005-12) coaching at Cedar Park High School and four at Wichita Falls High School (2001-05). In all, Ross helped lead his teams to 10 playoff appearances and five district titles, and claimed eight conference/region coach of the year honors.
Ross also served as athletic director for the Leander Independent School District from 2012-15, which encompassed five high schools and eight middle schools and included roughly 250 coaches. His schools claimed the 5A Lone Star Cup Championship in two of his three seasons as athletic director, an award that recognizes the most outstanding extracurricular program in the state. While at Leander ISD, the team claimed three state championships.
Red Oak ISD Athletic Director Chris Anderson stated, “ Coach Ross brings a wealth of knowledge to our school district with his years of experience as a head football coach with numerous successful seasons, district championships, and playoff teams. He has done an outstanding job at his previous schools as a campus leader working to create a culture of hard work, discipline and accountability among the student athletes and coaches under his care. His ability to lead and motivate students, his work ethic and his knowledge of the game makes Coach Ross an outstanding addition to the Red Oak football program.”
“Red Oak ISD is thrilled to welcome Chris Ross to our team. Coach Ross is highly respected across the State of Texas and nationally. To have someone who has seen success through state championships and being a conference champion at a top 25 NCAA Division I program is incredible. Coach Ross brings a “winners mindset” to Red Oak in every sense of the word, on and off the field. Coach Ross is a great addition to not only our football program, but the department, campus and community as a whole,” said Red Oak ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Goddard.