John Tyree named interim head football coach

For Release...March 5, 2013



John Tyree has been named interim head football coach at Sul Ross State University. Tyree, who has served in several capacities on the Lobo football staff in 2008-09 and 2011, will oversee the program until a new head coach/athletics director is hired.

"John brings a wealth of coaching experience, both at the high school and collegiate levels and is very familiar with the Sul Ross football program," said President Ricardo Maestas. "Of equal importance is his extensive recruiting network that includes Texas, Oklahoma and Southern California. He has been instrumental in bringing a number of quality student-athletes to Sul Ross."

One of Tyree’s principal recruits was quarterback A. J. Springer (Los Angeles, Cal.), who ranked high on the NCAA Division III passing and total offense statistical charts during the 2012 season.

A native of Lawton, Okla., Tyree was a high school head football coach for 31 years in Oklahoma, California and Texas. He posted a 207-155-3 overall record that included two state championships and a second-place finish. He has also served as an assistant coach at the collegiate level for seven years.

He received a B.S. in Education from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and a M.S. in Secondary Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford.