Pumped to be Gobblers
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Tom Dracos spent the last seven years as the athletic director and head football coach at Cumby High School in the small, northeast Texas town of the same name. When the opportunity arose, though, to become the offensive coordinator for the historic Gobbler football program, it was a no-brainer for the 17-year coaching veteran.
Dracos will serve Cuero ISD as assistant athletic director, assistant head football coach/offensive coordinator and head girls track coach.
A graduate of Cypress Creek High School, Dracos made his way to Louisiana to play college football for the McNeese State Cowboys. Following his playing days, he became a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, where his passion to become a coach became evident.
“I realized I wanted to coach high school [football],” Dracos stated, referring to his time at Oklahoma.
Nearly two decades later, he has made his way to Cuero with his family now Gobblers, as well. His wife, Jennifer, will be the principal at Cuero Junior High. Together, they have three children: Jackson, a high school junior; Jillian, an eighth-grader; and their little gymnast, Tyler, who will be in second grade this fall.
As can be imagined, the joy for helping lead young men has been instilled within Dracos over the year, dating back to his high school playing days.
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