- Allen Independent School District
Lee Wiginton Named Head Football Coach of the Allen Eagles
Lee Wiginton Named Head Football Coach
of the Allen Eagles
Lee Wiginton has been named the Head Coach of the Allen Eagles football program, Allen ISD announced on May 23. Coach Wiginton is currently the Head Coach of Midlothian Heritage High School and President of the Texas High School Coaches Association. He brings a total of 22 years of head coaching experience to Allen.
“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the Allen ISD community and lead the Allen Eagles football program,” Coach Wiginton said. “You can go just about anywhere in the nation and people will recognize the Allen Eagles name and the existing culture of excellence in academics and extracurriculars. I look forward to working closely with our coaches and administration to ensure our student-athletes have the tools necessary to find success during the school day, on gamedays, and in their personal lives.”
Coach Wiginton has led the Heritage program to a 61-19 record since its inception in 2016. Heritage has won four district championships, four area championships, and also advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2019. Prior to Heritage, he was the Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator at Midlothian High School from 2010-2015, and he served as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Mexia High School from 2008-2010. Coach Wiginton’s resume also includes head coaching experience at Comfort ISD and Bosqueville ISD. He has been named District Coach of the Year 10 times in his career.
“Throughout Texas, Coach Wiginton is known as a respected leader among his peers who coaches his teams with class and integrity,” said Kim Garner, Allen ISD Director of Athletics. “Coach Wiginton checked all the right boxes for Allen during the interview process: producing a solid plan of instilling a winning culture in every facet of the program, leading with innovation while also honoring Allen’s incredible traditions, and focusing on the importance of uniting our community by providing communication between players, coaches, parents, and stakeholders. We are very excited for the future of the Allen Eagles football program with Coach Wiginton at the helm.”
Coach Wiginton earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Angelo State University and his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas State University. He was the 2020 recipient of the Coaching Beyond the Game Award from the Texas High School Coaches Association for positively impacting his team, school, and community. His wife, Becky, is the Director of College/Career Readiness and Guidance in Midlothian ISD, and they have two children; Haydon is a sophomore at Texas Tech and on the football team, and Julia is entering her sophomore year in high school. Coach Wiginton plans to meet with players and the coaching staff on May 23, and he will officially join Allen ISD on June 3.