CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii Sports) - Calallen's Phil Danaher has been on the sidelines as a coach for 40 years, but never in his wildest dream would he imagine being the second winningest coach in Texas high school football history.
Danaher is currently tied with Gordon Wood for second on the all-time list with 394 victories and can into sole possession of that second spot with win over rival Gregory-Portland Friday at home. Danaher trails the leader G.A. Moore by 30 wins, and couldn't reach that mark until at least two more seasons.
The one knock of the Calallen coach is that he's never hoisted the state title whereas Moore and Wood combined for 17 between them. Danaher says he doesn't feel like he needs a championship to validate his career, but admits it's the one goal in his career he's yet to fulfill.