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2017 Coaches

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John Abendschan

Head Coach - 21st Season

John Abendschan is the campus Athletic Coordinator for Boswell High School and Head Football Coach at Boswell High School.  In 2013, his Pioneers beat Rider in the first round and lost to eventual State Champions Aledo.  In 2012, the Pioneers lost to Lake Dallas in the first round. Coach Abendschan was honored by being named the Head Coach of the West Squad in the DFW All-Star Game.     

John was born in Regina, Saskatchewan.  His father is in the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame as a guard and kicker with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Coach Abendschan grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1992.  He attended Eastern New Mexico for three semesters competing in football for two seasons, redshirting his freshman year and captain the next season.  John then transferred to Texas Tech University to walk on for Spike Dykes and be a Red Raider.  He sat out the 1994 season but played the 1995 season. They played Air Force in the Copper Bowl that year.  He played defensive tackle for the Red Raiders football team.  In 1996, he earned a football scholarship and a starting spot. He lead the defensive tackles in tackles that season.  John played for Dean Slayton, long time Tech assisant coach, and played in the Alamo Bowl against Iowa.  He graduated in the spring of 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Math from Texas Tech University. 

Prior to arriving at Boswell High School, John coached the offensive line at South Grand Prairie High School in 2001-2002.  He coached on the state championship staff at Flower Mound Marcus High School (1997-1999).  He also coached the offensive line at Flower Mound High School and was the offensive and defensive line coach at South Grand Prairie. 

In addition to his coaching privileges, he was honored in Who's Who among American Teachers and named the 1997 Salley May First Year Teacher of the Year for Lewisville ISD.  He belongs to the Texas High School Coaches Association and Coaches Outreach.

Coach Abendschan and his wife, Sherry, are proud parents of three daughters - Zoe, Ali, and Lily. 

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Chad Jones

Offensive Coordinator - 21st Season

Chad Jones currently serves as the Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receiver Coach. He is also the Head Track Coach in the Spring.  Before coming to Boswell, he began his coaching career at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth (1997-99).  Coach Jones was awarded the EMS "Assistant Coach of the Year" for the 2013-2014 school year.  Team accomplishments include 2013 and 2014 District Champs in Track; 2014 4x4, high jump and long jump Regional Champs, and 2015 long jump State Champ.  The Boswell Varsity Football Team were District Champs in 2015.  Coach Jones was part of the District 5-5A Coaching Staff of the Year, 2015. 

Chad is originally from Waco and graduated from Tarleton State University where he was a three-time All-American in Track and Field.  In 1996, Coach Jones was an Olympic Trial Qualifier.

Chad and his wife, Aimee, have three children - Jordan, Jay, and Jace.

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Todd Davis

Defensive Coordinator - 21st Season

Coach Davis is entering his 21st year of coaching and his 12th as head powerlifting coach. He started his coaching career at Wayside Middle School in 1997 before coming to Boswell in 2000.

Coach Davis grew up in and around Paris, TX and graduated from the University of North Texas. He and his wife Donna have two children, Matthew and Bethany, who attend Boswell.

He has coached three THSPA state qualifiers and a state champion in 2008. The Pioneers have won the last four district powerlifting meets.

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Josh Cadenhead

Assistant Coach - Defensive Line - 15th Season

Josh Cadenhead is entering his 15th year teaching and coaching. He is the head wrestling coach and the varsity defensive line coach at Boswell.

Cadenhead is a 2002 graduate from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, where he played football for four years under legendary Coach Jimmie Keeling and spent another year as a graduate assistant on the offensive line. 

He and his wife Lesli have three kids - a son, Garett, and two daughters Rylee and Blythe.  

When Josh gets the opportunity, he likes to get out in the outdoors to fish and hunt.  He enjoys watching the Texas Rangers, TCU football and going Kayaking.  Josh is also involved in what his three kids are doing at the present time.

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Steve Foster

Assistant Coach - Quarterbacks - 24th Season

Coach Steve Foster is entering his 24th year of teaching and coaching.  He started his career in 1993 at Northwest I.S.D.  He has also coached at Bridgeport, Colleyville Heritage, and Southlake Carroll before coming to Boswell.  Coach Foster is in his ninth year at Boswell and coaches the Quarterbacks. Coach Foster is also the Head Baseball Coach.  He has coached in many playoff games throughout the years, including three football state championships at Southlake Carroll.  This will be his seventh year as Boswell's Head Baseball Coach and the Pioneers have been in the playoffs five out of seven years.  Coach Foster was District Coach of the Year in 2013 and he was elected to coach the High School All Star game in 2014.  In years 2010-2016, he has coached 20 players from BHS that have gone on to play collegiate baseball, as well as three that have been drafted to MLB.

Coach Foster grew up in Azle, Texas where he participated in four sports.  He continued sports in college. His freshman year he played football at Stephen F. Austin. He then transferred to North Texas where he played baseball. 

Coach Foster and his wife Diana have two children, Paige and Blake. Diana is a fifth-grade teacher at Bryson Elementary. 

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Frank Mueller

Assistant Coach - Linebackers - 24th Season

Coach Frank Mueller has been coaching for 24 years.  He has coached mainly the defensive side of the ball.  Frank was a defensive coordinator for five years before he came to Boswell.  He currently coaches inside linebackers.  The furthest Coach Mueller has been in post-season play has been the semi-finals while he was at Comfort High School.  He also has a state championship as an assistant in baseball at China Springs High School.

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Wes Weaver

Special Teams Coordinator - 16th Season

Wes Weaver began coaching in Bridgeport, Texas and was there for four years before he moved to Weatherford High School and was the wide receiver’s coach. Coach Weaver joined Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in 2009.  At Boswell, he is the running backs coach and in the spring he is an assistant track coach.

Coach Weaver is a 1997 graduate of Boswell High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track.  Wes graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2002 with a degree in English and a minor in History.

He has been married to his wife, Amber, since 2005. Amber teaches English at Creekview Middle School and they have two daughters: Hartleigh and Murphee. 

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Dillon Smith

Assistant Coach - Secondary - 9th Season

Coach Smith currently coaches the cornerbacks and is the Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach.  Before coming to Boswell High School, Coach Smith spent three years at Ed Willkie Middle School.  In 2015, Coach Smith was part of the District 5-5A Coaching Staff of the Year.  The BHS Football team were also District Champs that same year.

Coach Smith was born in Topeka, Kansas, before moving to Saginaw and graduating from Boswell High School.  Coach Smith played football, basketball, and baseball for the Pioneers.  After graduation, he attended Cisco Junior College, where he played baseball.  Coach Smith finished his college career at the University of Central Arkansas playing baseball and earning a degree in Business Finance. 

Dillon and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Lachlan and Leighton.

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John Naylor

Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers - 19th Season

John Naylor currently serves as Wide Receivers Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach at Boswell. Before coming to Boswell, he began his coaching career in the Fort Worth ISD at Western Hills High School in 1999. Coach Naylor was head football coach at Trimble Tech High School from 2008-2009, and at Western Hills High School from 2010-2013.

Coach Naylor is a native of Fort Worth and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.

John and his wife, Kelli, have two children: son, Jordan, and daughter, Madison.

Jimmy Meeks

Assistant Coach - 20th Season

Jimmy Meeks serves as a freshman football coach and works with the linebackers and running backs.  He is a graduate of West Texas State University.  He is married to Melony, and they have three children - Zachary, Thomas, and Jessica. 

Casey Staples

Assistant Coach - 10th Season

Coach Staples grew up in North Richland Hills, TX. This will be his 10th year coaching and 3rd at Boswell. He currently coaches the varsity offensive line for football and powerlifting. Coach Staples graduated from North Texas with a degree in kinesiology. His wife, Emily, teaches at Saginaw Elementary.

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Clay Blackburn

Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

Coach Blackburn is a graduate of Saginaw High School.  This is his third year coaching and teaching.  Coach Blackburn graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Education.  He teaches Biology at Boswell High School and is an assistant coach for football and wrestling. 

In 2015, Coach Blackburn was part of the District 5-5A Coaching Staff of the Year for football.  Coach Blackburn is married to Amy Blackburn.  They have two dogs, Lilu and Peanut.

Peter Houpt

Assistant Coach

Coach Peter Houpt begins his Boswell Coaching experience in the Fall of 2015.  He is an assistant coach for football as well as baseball.  Coach Houpt is married to Heather Houpt.  They have three children:  Tori, Caitlyn, and Nate.


Greg Emerson

Assistant Coach - 18th Season

Caden MacNeill

Assistant Coach

Bill Mercer

Assistant Coach