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Former Arlington Martin football coach joins TCU staff

Bob Wager, who had spent nearly two decades at Arlington Martin High School, was officially announced as the Director of High School Relations at TCU in a Twitter/X post on Thursday.

After 17 years as the athletic coordinator and head coach for the Warriors, Wager left Texas to join Matt Rhule’s staff at Nebraska last December to monitor the tight ends and special teams. But his stint didn’t last long as Wager resigned in July following a driving citation.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Wager received a DUI with a suspected blood alcohol content of .15, which is about twice the legal limit. It was his first offense.

During his time at Martin, Wager led the Warriors to a playoff berth in his first season in 2006, which snapped a seven-year drought. In his final year, the Warriors went 6-0 in district and 10-2 overall with a trip the Class 6A Division 1 area round.

Overall, Wager led Martin to seven undefeated district championships.

In 17 seasons, Martin had won at least 10 games eight times. The Warriors have 11 bi-district titles under Wager and made a trip to the regional final in 2011. Nine times, they’ve gone to the regional semifinals. Their trip in 2009 was a first for Martin in 12 years.

His first job was a Carter Junior High in Arlington 30 years ago. Four years after that, he was the offensive coordinator at Arlington Sam Houston. Wager also spent four years at Tolar, three years at Groveton and one year at Kaufman. While at Tolar, Wager took the rattlers to the playoffs three times and led the team to their first playoff win in program history.

Overall, Wager accumulated a 206-100 career record with more than 140 coming with Martin.

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