BONHAM — Kyle Dezern is the latest former Jacksonville High School assistant football coach to make the leap into the ranks of head football coach.
Dezern, who served on Wayne Coleman's coaching staff in 2015, begin working as the football mentor at Bonham High School in early January, taking over a Purple Warrior team that finished 1-9 (0-6 in District 5-3A-I) last season under John Fish.
He was selected out of a pool of 116 candidates, according to published reports.
Dezern, 39, is a native of Frankston and a graduate of the University of Texas-Tyler.
Although Dezern will be serving as a head coach for the first time, he brings 12 years of coaching experience to Bonham, which is located about 12 miles south of the Oklahoma border in the Texoma region of the state.
Dezern got his coaching start at Frankston High School where he was the offensive coordinator. He also coached baseball and track and field while at Frankston.
He has been a member of the Melissa High School football coaching staff since 2016.
During that stretch the Cardinals posted a combined record of 37-14, and qualified for the state playoffs each.
In 2019 Dezern worked as assistant head coach on head coach Matt Nally's staff.
Dezern said that he considered himself to be a small town guy, which made the opportunity at Bonham very attractive to him.
Dezern and wife Sarah are parents to Dallas and Kayla.