HS Football: Wimberley's Nelms headed to Weatherford
WEATHERFORD — The Wimberley football program suffered a big loss Monday when head coach/athletic director Weldon Nelms made the announcement that he’s leaving to take a job as head coach/AD at Weatherford.
Nelms, who led the Class 3A Wimberley Texans to a pair of state championships in 2011 and 2005, was part of more than 110 applicants vying for the WHS head coaching vacancy left by Reid Waller, who resigned at the end of 2012. The Kangaroos were 3-7 last season.
“I was extremely pleased with the qualifications from all of our applicants,” WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks told The Fort Worth Star Telegram. “We had several candidates who were part of state championship programs, and others who have continued to coach winning teams on a consistent basis.”
Nelms has 29 years experience as a head coach 15 of which he spent at Wimberley. He has 23 playoff appearances with and overall record of 237-111-3 (.675) which also included stints at Glen Rose ISD (2000-02), Iowa Park ISD (1994-2000), and Rotan ISD (1987-90). Prior to becoming a head coach, Nelms worked at Lubbock ISD (1985-87) and Springlake-Earth ISD (1980-85).