Lindale football coach, AD Mike Meador resigns

Published on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 23:16 - Written by CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com

Mike Meador is resigning as head football coach/athletic director at Lindale High School.

Lindale ISD assistant superintendent Jamie Holder confirmed to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Tuesday night in a phone call that Meador turned in a letter of resignation, effective on June 30.

“Mike has done a great job. He is a great head coach and a great man,” Holder said. “He has done a lot of wonderful things for Lindale ISD for the last 22 years and we wish him the best of luck.”

The job opening is posted on the Lindale Independent School District website with a start date for the new head coach/AD on July 1.

Efforts to reach Meador were unsuccessful.

Meador just completed his 11th year as head football coach of the Eagles. During that time he has amassed a 59-59-0 record with three district championships and six playoff appearances. Lindale reached the Class 3A Division I regional round in 2010, falling to eventual state champion Henderson. The Eagles finished that season 8-4.

The same two teams meet in the regional round in 2011 with Henderson winning again on the way to falling in the state semifinals. The Eagles finished that season 10-2.

Realignment pushed Lindale into Class 5A with the Eagles matching up against the likes of John Tyler, Corsicana, Whitehouse and even Lufkin in district play. Despite being one of the smallest schools in 5A, Lindale reached the playoffs in 2013 and 2015.

This last season in District 17-5A, Lindale went 1-4 and 2-8 overall.