"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." Colossians 3:23
Stepping in to continue to lead a high potent offense is Jason Bachtel as he enters his first year on Brian Mayper's staff. He comes from North Forney High School and has spent over 14 years working with offenses from being a quarterbacks and running backs coach to an offensive coordinator.
Last year at North Forney, the offense averaged 53 points per game and finished 10-3 on the year making a run into the playoffs. He spent six years as the head coach and Athletic Director at Scurry-Rosser High School where he was the 2013 District 6 Coach of the Year guiding his team to a 12-1 record.
Bachtel has also been an assistant coach at Galena Park High School and Gatesville High School. He started his coaching career as a student assistant at Howard Payne University in 2002 as the running backs coach. In that year, HPU went 9-1 and finished ranked 17th in the AFCA national poll and 10th in the Football Gazette poll.
He is no stranger to the American Southwest Conference as a three-year letterman for Howard Payne University at quarterback. In those three years, HPU won 19 games as he finished his senior year at 8-2.
Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in History, he is currently working on a Master of Education in Educational Administration at Lamar University. He has been married to Tara for 16 years and has four children: Talen, Bailee, Brooklyn, and newborn Blaire.