Mac Engel: Texas high schools are losing thousands of coaches. How some are tackling the crisis.

Coaches are leaving Texas high schools at a rate of about 6,000 per year. With the state’s population of nearly 30 million and counting, that number may not look that bad, but … “We are at a crisis point,” said Joe Martin, the executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association. “That 6,000 (obtained from the Texas Education Agency) was from 2017. We know now those numbers are even bigger today. “The pandemic is going to push this even bigger because of the struggles all coaches and teachers are facing. We think the attrition rate is closer to 20 percent.” This is not just a Texa…

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