Art Briles resigns as Mount Vernon football coach

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Editor’s Note: The video above is from the Tigers upset victory over state-ranked Malakoff in the state quarterfinals two weeks ago.

MOUNT VERNON, Texas (KETK) – After just two years at the helm, Art Briles has resigned as the head football coach and athletic director at Mount Vernon. The announcement was made Monday morning on the school’s Facebook page.

“After coach 42 games of football from Florence, Italy to Mount Vernon, Texas in the last 22 months, I respectfully resign as head football coach and athletic director of the Mount Vernon Tigers.”

Art Briles

Briles was a surprise hire by the school district in May 2019. Briles was fired in May 2016 after eight seasons at Baylor in the wake of the football program’s sexual assault scandal. Following his firing, Briles left football for two years before returning to coach an Italian football team in 2018.

It is unknown as of this writing if Briles will be pursuing a different head coaching job at the high school or college level.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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