Former Dragon QB Riley Dodge Hired as Head Coach
Mar 27, 2018 10:23AM ● Published by Maleesa Johnson
Last night at the Carroll ISD school board meeting, it became official: The Dragons have a new football coach. Riley Dodge, the 29-year-old son of Todd Dodge, will follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming the head coach of Southlake Carroll football.
Prior to his hiring, Dodge was the offensive coordinator at Justin Northwest in 2017. Between the years of 2012 to 2016, he has worked as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M University, a quality control and quarterback coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Closer to home, Dodge served as quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at Flower Mound Marcus High School during the 2015-16 season.
A three-year letterman for the Dragons, Riley was no stranger to success on the field. From 2005-2007 he threw for 8,143yds and 101 TDs. In addition to the 2006 5A State Championship he was given multiple honors including being named as a 2008 Parade All-American and two time Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
Dodge’s appointment as head coach will follow 11 seasons of the Dragons being led by Hal Wasson. In February, Wasson reached a settlement agreement with Carroll ISD and accepted his resignation. He was hired as the new executive director of athletics for Irving ISD last Friday.