David Branscom – New Head Football Coach at Allen High School
David Branscom has been appointed the new head football coach at Allen High School, replacing Chad Morris after 22 years on the sidelines. With this extensive coaching background under his belt, Branscom brings a wealth of experience to the position.
He served as defensive coordinator at Brandeis for two seasons before departing to Mesquite last month to take up a similar position.
Early Life and Education
David Branscom was born in March 1933 in Overton, Texas 75684, USA to Charles and Lizzie Branscom.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX before beginning his career as head coach at Brandeis High School in Overton, TX, where he led them to an impressive 37-9 record.
He also coached two DIII National Players of the Year, Jerrell Freeman and Javicz Jones, earning him an induction into the Crusader Football Alumni Hall of Honor. His coaching skills, developed during his time at UMHB, will always remain a legacy to this day.
Branscom has been the head coach of the Cru for 12 seasons, helping them win 12 ASC titles and advance to 13 NCAA Division III postseason appearances. In addition to coaching linebackers, he served as Special Teams Coordinator and worked with their junior varsity program.
Branscom, a Jacksboro native, earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Mary Hardin-Baylor University in 2001. He began his coaching career as both student assistant and graduate assistant before being promoted to full-time assistant coach.
Branscom’s tenure at UMHB was marked by his coaching of five linebackers who earned American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. Additionally, he guided five UMHB players to NFL draft selections, including current Indianapolis Colts standout Jerrell Freeman.
Achievement and Honors
Branscom was an integral member of the early UMHB football team and earned two All-Conference honors during his tenure with the Cru. As a graduate assistant in 2002, he contributed to building up the Cru’s strength and conditioning program before transitioning into Special Teams Coordinator duties.
Branscom guided the Cru to an impressive 154-22 record during his 17 years as assistant coach, including coaching two DIII National Players of the Year: Jerrell Freeman and Javicz Jones.
Recently, Branscom left the UMHB program to become Allen High School’s defensive coordinator. He has an impressive resume and is renowned for his work with linebackers at the collegiate level.
David Branscom has been an integral part of San Antonio’s athletic community for years. Currently, he serves as defensive coordinator at Allen High School, which finished in Maxpreps’ top 3 Texas state rankings last year.
He has been a coach for two decades, starting his journey at University Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1998.
He began his UMHB career as a tight end, earning All-Conference honors as a senior. Later, he joined the coaching staff as both a graduate assistant and student assistant before being promoted to full-time coach. Since then, he has had extensive experience coaching linebackers and special teams at UMHB.
David Branscom has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He earned this wealth while serving as athletic director and coach at Allen College in Texas, as well as working as a designer/engineer at IDEO. Prior to that he served as head coach of San Antonio Brandeis before being hired as defensive coordinator by Chad Morris – now the new head coach – on January 29. Before this appointment he worked under Morris at Austin Lake Travis and Bay City.