During a regularly scheduled Granbury ISD school board meeting Dec. 11, the board voted 5-0 to bring on Bobby Allison as the new head football coach and boys’ athletic coordinator. Trustees Melanie Graft and Karen Lowery were not in attendance at the meeting.
Allison is taking the place of Sonny Galindo who served as the interim head coach for the 2023 season. Allison comes from Northwest High School where he was the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator since 2014. While Allison was at Northwest, the team won three district titles, posted three 10-win seasons, and won its first playoff win in school history.
Allison was named Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and the Built by Nature Assistant Coach of the Week in 2016.
He has experience coaching at Odessa, Sharpstown, Levelland and San Angelo Central. He also served as special teams coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Not only does Allison come with football experience, he has also coached track and field and led a student to the state championship in the discus competition. He has taught history throughout his career and was most recently the physical education department head at Northwest High School.
GISD Superintendent Jeremy Glenn noted during the meeting that Allison comes highly recommended.
“We are certainly blessed to have him and his family here. We spent a lot of time talking to a lot of candidates and we had a very large committee of community members, parents and administrators, and Coach Allison just kept rising to the top,” Glenn said during the meeting. “We’re looking forward to great things that he is going to bring to Pirate football, but to boys athletics in general. He is a man of integrity, he’s a hard worker and he and his family are ready to move to Granbury and get to work.”
GISD Director of Athletics Dwight Butler also commented on Coach Allison coming to Granbury.
“I think Coach Allison is a great hire to lead Granbury going forward. I think his roots in West Texas are a major plus, because he brings a genuine football heart and understands the concept of needing and using multi-sported athletes to compete with,” Butler said. “Plus, he has a North Texas mentality from multi-years of coaching in the toughest region of Texas with incredible athletes to battle every week. I look for great things for our student athletes, community, and school.”
Coach Allison told the HCN he is honored to step into this role and is looking forward to what is to come.
“I’m excited to build a resilient team, instill a winning mindset, and continue a culture of excellence. Our focus will extend beyond the game; we are committed to developing athletes of high character, instilling values that will guide them not only to success on the field, but also in every aspect of their future endeavors,” Butler said.