HISD names new McCollum head football coach

HISD names new McCollum head football coach
Posted on 02/21/2018

Harlandale ISD has named Matthew Uzzell as the new head fooball coach at McCollum High School.

Uzzell is a 1997 graduate of McCollum High School and a 2001 graduate of Trinity University.  While his time as a student athlete at McCollum, he was honored as an All-District and All-Greater San Antonio 1st team offensive linemen. He was fortunate enough to continue his educational and athletic career at the collegiate level where he was recognized as an All-Conference and All American offensive lineman.

Uzzell served in public education for 12 years in the Harlandale and Southside Independent School Districts as a history teacher and a coach of various sports. Uzzell served as the Defensive Line Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Head Track Coach at Harlandale High School from 2002-2009.  After his time at Harlandale, he had the opportunity to serve as the Offensive Coordinator at Southside High School from 2009-2014.  During his tenure as a high school coach, he was a proud contributor to two district championships, four playoff appearances, with one post season trip ending with a State Quarterfinalist bid in 2004.  Uzzell has also had the opportunity to coach many All-District selections, regional track and field qualifiers, while more importantly building relationships that have lasted close to two decades and will span for a lifetime.

The last four years he has been proud to serve his alma mater, Trinity University as the Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line Coach.   While at Trinity, Uzzell has been a part of the resurgence of a proud Trinity Football program that is making strides back to the national prominence that it once enjoyed during Uzzell’s playing days for the Tigers. 

Uzzell is married to fellow Trinity Tiger alumna Jenna and they have three beautiful daughters.  The Uzzell family is extremely excited about the opportunity to engulf themselves in the McCollum community and Uzzell is honored and humbled to be entrusted to impact the amazing community with which he is a very proud product of.

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