Ballinger hires Ty Lang as the next head football coach and athletic director

Ballinger ISD has hired Ty Lang to replace head football coach and athletic director Chuck Lipsey.

The hire was approved Monday night in a meeting of the Ballinger board of trustees.

Lang, whose most recent stint was eight years at Decatur, has coached for two programs that produced state semifinal seasons.

Lang replaces a coach – Lipsey – who retired in February after 21 years of head coaching.

Lipsey led the Bearcats to a 6-5 record last year and a first-round playoff upset of district champion Crane. He was 34-22 in five years at Ballinger. In 2020, he led the Bearcats to their winningest season in 25 years with a 10-2 mark.

Ballinger football coach Chuck Lipsey

The new Ballinger coach is no stranger to big playoff games.

In 2010, Lang coached under Bob Shipley at Brownwood. The Lions finished 14-1 and won four playoff games that year to get to the 3A state semifinals.

Lang coached under Mike Fuller at Decatur in 2018 when the Eagles finished in fourth place in district play but won four playoff games to make it to the 4A Division I state semis.

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