Grand Saline ISD has announced the hire of a new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

The job belongs to Michael Ridge, a 1991 graduate of Grand Saline High School.

Coach Ridge is currently Offensive Coordinator & Special Teams Coach at Clear Falls High School in League City, TX.

Ridge will replace Kenny Phelps as Atheltic Director, and Michael Ludlow as football coach. The district opted to not renew Phelps contract with a desire to have the Athletic Director coach football.