Waco High School Principal Ed Love has announced Kwame Cavil will be the school’s next head football coach.
Cavil is a 1997 graduate of Waco High School, and was most recently an assistant coach at Lyndon Baines Johnson Early College High School in Austin.
Cavil was a standout wide receiver at Waco High School and went on to play college football for the University of Texas at Austin. During the 1999 season, he had 100 receptions – setting a school record at the time.
After a season with the Buffalo Bills, Cavil played in the Canadian Football League from 2002 through 2006. He was a CFL East All-Star in 2004 and helped lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a CFL championship in 2005. Cavil is an active member of the National Football League Alumni Association.
Before becoming the assistant coach at Austin LBJ, Cavil was the wide receiver coach and lead play signaler for Temple High School. He was part of the coaching staff for the Wildcats’ appearance in the 2016 UIL 6A Division 1 Championship Game. At Manor High School, Cavil coached the Mustangs’ wide receivers, defensive backs and special teams. He helped lead Manor to the 2012 Conference 4A Division 2 Semifinals.
In addition to his work with the football programs, Cavil was an assistant track coach in Temple and the head track coach in Manor. With his assistance, each year, more than a dozen of Cavil’s student athletes have secured scholarships from NCAA Division I programs.
The Lions are moving up to UIL Class 6A for the 2018-2019 season.
The team’s first game will be a non-conference showdown against University High School on Aug. 31 at Waco ISD Stadium. The game is part of the Derrick Johnson Hall of Fame Kickoff Classic named for the current Oakland Raider and 2001 Waco High School graduate.
Source: Waco ISD