87R16188 JRI-D
  By: Leach H.R. No. 659
         WHEREAS, Terry Gambill announced his retirement as head
  football coach at Allen High School on March 16, 2021, drawing to a
  close an exemplary career that spanned 36 years; and
         WHEREAS, Coach Gambill became the Allen head coach in 2016;
  under his direction, the Eagles compiled a record of 65 wins and
  just 4 losses over the course of five years and never lost a regular
  season matchup; the highlight of his tenure came in 2017, when the
  team won the 6A Division 1 state championship with a perfect 16-0
  record; Allen also made strong championship bids in 2016 and 2018,
  advancing all the way to the semifinals; and
         WHEREAS, This experienced mentor started his career in 1985
  as a ninth-grade coach at Garland High School and went on to work as
  an assistant at Duncanville, Southlake Carroll, and Forney; he next
  served as the defensive coordinator at Allen for nine seasons,
  including during the Eagles' first state championship run in 2008;
  named head coach at Midway High School in Waco in 2010, he guided
  the Panthers to a 68-13 record and reached the UIL 4A Division 1
  state final in 2011; and
         WHEREAS, An alumnus of Garland High School, Coach Gambill
  played football at Tarleton State University, where he twice earned
  first team all-conference recognition and was an honorable mention
  NAIA All-American his senior season; he was inducted into the TSU
  Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Coach Gambill enjoys the love
  and support of his wife, Cindy, and he takes tremendous pride in his
  children, Chase, Cody, and Kayce, and in his three grandchildren;
         WHEREAS, Through his vision and leadership, Terry Gambill has
  helped carry on a proud tradition of gridiron excellence at Allen
  High School, and he may reflect with pride on his many achievements
  as he embarks on the next exciting chapter of his life; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Terry Gambill on his retirement as
  head coach of the Allen High School football team and extend to him
  sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Coach Gambill as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.