Dulles’ Flemming, Clements’ Knowles leaving respective football programs
Dulles High head football coach Oschlor Flemming has decided to leave the Vikings after two seasons.
The former Texas A&M running back has accepted the position of starting the new football program at Lamar CISD’s Fulshear High, which is scheduled to open this summer.
Flemming succeeded the legendary Jim Creech last year, and the Vikings endured an 0-10 season with several sophomores starting in the lineup.
Dulles snapped a 13-game losing streak when it defeated Houston North Forest in August and went on to finish 5-5, missing the playoffs after losing to Travis in the regular season finale.
“The worst part was having to tell those kids I was leaving,” Flemming said. “I gave my heart and soul to those kids, and they gave me their heart and soul.”
Before he arrived at Dulles, the Denton native was the offensive coordinator at Guyer High in his hometown – where he was on a staff that won a state championship in 2013.
Flemming said it was special to help start the Guyer program from scratch and watch it become a state powerhouse. He’d like to do the same thing at Fulshear.
“The opportunity arose, and I decided to take it,” he said.
Although Fulshear High opens this summer, they won’t begin playing varsity football until 2018.
Dulles, which will have its third head coach in four seasons, hasn’t named Flemming’s successor yet. Offensive Coordinator Aaron Cupp has been named the Vikings’ interim head coach.
CLEMENTS LOOKING FOR NEW COACH
Clements High is also looking for a new head coach, since Keith Knowles – the Rangers’ head coach since 2008 – won’t be back in 2016.
Knowles was Clements’ defensive coordinator in 2007 when the Rangers reached the 6A Regional Final and lost to Katy.
He was promoted to head coach the following season, but the Rangers haven’t been back to the playoffs since 2007 when current Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was taking the snaps.