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Bobby Nicholson Tabbed for Goliad

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Don’t be surprised if Bobby Nicholson favors the long ball. The former head baseball coach and offensive coordinator at Yoakum has been tabbed to lead Goliad’s football program.

“He’s a great motivator,” Goliad superintendent Dave Plymale told the Victoria Advocate. “He really, really showed that he has a love for kids and conducts himself with integrity. There was no question in our mind who we wanted.”The position with the Tigers opened when Kyle Taylor resigned after one tumultuous 8-5 season. The Goliad ISD school board placed Taylor on administrative leave twice after a parent alleged he had verbally abused her daughter.

“His morals and integrity are exactly what we need,” Plymale commented to the Advocate. “He’s going to bring everybody together.”


The 42-year-old Nicholson, a first-time head football coach, spent the past nine years in Yoakum. Prior to that, he served 12 seasons in Pleasanton as head baseball coach and a football assistant.

“My job is to come in here and be a security blanket for the kids and let them know it’s time to go to work,” he stated in the Advocate. “It’s time to be able to count on each other and able to support each other and be able to be that security that everybody needs.”

Nicholson attended high school in Industrial where his father, Bob, served as athletic director for 23 years and later became high school principal and superintendent. He played baseball at Alvin Community College and transferred to Texas A&M-Kingsville. With the Javelinas, Nicholson played on the 1985 Lone Star Conference championship team.

The South Texas native submitted his resignation at Yoakum the day after his hiring and began his duties at Goliad immediately. With the end of school approaching, Nicholson plans to meet with the current Tiger staff before making any changes.

“I was impressed what the coaching staff told me that through this whole ordeal the kids have been relentless about what they do,” he remarked to the Advocate. “They have not asked about it. They have not drawn questions toward it. They have just gone back to work.”

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