Marshall head football coach Claude Mathis is stepping down.
Mathis has been offered and will accept the job at Desoto over in the Dallas Metroplex.
Mathis spent seven years building the Desoto program before leaving for the college ranks so this is a homecoming so to speak.
His son Champ has already transferred back to Desoto and the rest of the Mathis family never made the move to Marshall in the first place.
Mathis finished his two seasons leading the Mavericks with a 16-8 record, 10-3 in 2018.
The Marshall job is going to be one of the top jobs in East Texas as they have several top recruits returning in 2019.