Seth Hobbs was recently named the new Athletic Director at Mineral Wells High School. Hobbs is taking over a program that has seen some tough times as of late. The Rams former defensive coordinator and the assistant head coach believes the Rams future is looking bright.
“We are a very young team, but the good part is our freshman are becoming sophomores, and our sophomores are becoming juniors. They are growing up,” stated Hobbs.
Hobbs knows what it is like to be at the very top. As a coach at Farmersville, his team won a state championship in 2007. In 20 years of coaching, he has benn athletic director and head football coach at Rio Vista and spent time as offensive coordinator at the top classification, South Garland.
Coach Hobbs is committed to this program. He and his family bought a home in Mineral Wells. “I’m excited about the community. My family and I want to be a part of Mineral Wells,” added Hobbs.
Tony Raffaele is in his fifth year as the head basketball coach for the Lady Rams. Raffaele now has a new title with additional responsibilities as he was named the Lady Rams athletic director.
The Mineral Wells native has experience at the top level, serving as AD at Kopperl High School. Raffaele led the Santo Lady Wildcats to the state tournament during his 30+ years of coaching.
“We have very good coaches here at Mineral Wells, and I expect to see improvement in all phases of our athletic program,” said Raffaele. Raffaele also sees strong classes at the freshman level and in Junior High. “Our 7th and 8th grade programs are strong, and our freshman team is outstanding,” added Raffaele.
Coach Raffaele has a plan to bring back a strong Lady Rams program soon. “We have to work on fundamentals and skills,” stated Raffaele.
With that plan, look forward to seeing much stronger Lady Rams in the very near future.
Sports Journalist | Mineral Wells native and community-driven. An MWHS graduate with years of experience having served on the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Tourism Committee, Historic Downtown Association, and more. Kellci is heavily involved in Highridge Church of Mineral Wells and volunteers within the First Impressions and Students Ministries. Her love for sports comes from being a student-athlete (volleyball, basketball, track, and field) as a child growing up in Mineral Wells.