Randall Raiders head football coach announces retirement

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Published: May. 4, 2023 at 12:43 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Randall Raiders football head coach Gaylon Selman is retiring after seven years as the team’s head coach.

Selman was named head coach in 2016, after serving as the offensive line coach and working at Randall for 15 years.

Selman spoke to his players early Thursday morning to announce his decision and CISD athletic director announced the decision to the public shortly thereafter.

“Football has blessed me and my family.” Selman said during his retirement press conference. “It’s always hard to leave. It doesn’t matter if it was now or 20 years from now. It’d be the same. It’d be hard to go. I know god has a plan and he’s gonna take care of us. He’s gonna take care of me and my wife and my girls. He’s gonna take care of Randall football.”

CISD athletic director Toby Tucker said Randall will begin the search for a new head coach immediately, hoping to have someone in place by the second week of June.

“Who knows how fast things can move.” Tucker said when setting the rough estimate of a timeline for the hire. “There are so many pieces to the puzzle, so I’d say [second week of June] would be a great timeline.”

The Raiders football team has been a staple in the regional quarterfinals over the last several years under Selman.

Randall is the favorite to take home the Lone Star Cup in 4A for athletic success, an honor that comes along with a $1,000 scholarship.