JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — Mustangs fans are invited to a Meet and Greet with new Marble Falls High School athletic director and head football coach Matt Green on June 2.
The event, hosted by the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club, is at 6:30 p.m. at the Max Copeland Gym on the high school campus, 2101 Mustang Drive.
The club’s regular business meeting is 6 p.m., and president Richard Giesecke said fans invited to attend.
Giesecke said the atmosphere will be informal, adding that if Green wants to address the crowd, he can do so. Otherwise, the president envisions fans will give the coach a Marble Falls welcome to the family.
“We just want him to meet everybody,” he said. “If we could get a hundred people, that would be outstanding. I’d be tickled.”
In two years at Lucas Lovejoy, Green went 19-5. Before his appointment there as head coach, he was the offensive coordinator at Lake Travis, where he worked with former quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert, Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield.
Giesecke said he has heard Green is known to spend numerous hours on the job in handling multiple tasks.
In addition, Green has not been bothered by the enrollment figures, which have Marble Falls outnumbered almost 2-to-1 by other schools in District 25-5A.
“I like the hire,” he said. “This guy has a winning track record. He’s won state titles. He’s been around the block. I think it’s a great hire.
“I think he’s going to lead us in the right direction,” he added. “I think we’re going to be better than a lot of people think.”
The president said MFABC is seeking residents who have ties to the school district to volunteer, no matter the age, adding there’s plenty to do and all ages are welcome.
“I just want the people in this community to support the kids,” he said. “That’s the kicker. For the most part, they do a good job. We have some super parents. We really need more (people). We’re a small school … in the toughest district in the state. We need to let the kids know, and the parents do it, that we’re there for the kids.”