Arlington Lamar DC Billy Skinner named to replace Irving MacArthur’s Ronny Mullins as head coach

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With the announcement of Ronny Mullins retiring at the end of the school year, Irving MacArthur has announced a replacement with naming Billy Skinner, Arlington Lamar’s defensive coordinator, as the new head coach for the Cardinals.

Irving ISD announced in a press release on Friday that Skinner would be taking over the role of both football coach and athletic coordinator:

“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Skinner to Team Irving,” Irving ISD superintendent Magda Hernandez said. “His energy is contagious… we look forward to great success under his leadership as we continue our quest to become the best district in the nation.”

In a press release, Skinner announced his excitement to join the Cardinals’ staff. “I am honored and excited to join MacArthur High School and Irving ISD. I am a student-centered coach and believe in building from the inside out. It is my vision to develop the next generation of champion leaders, husbands and fathers through the program that we will run at MacArthur High School.”

Skinner will begin duties at MacArthur on March 24th and is replacing Ronny Mullins who posted a record of 9-31 in four seasons at MacArthur. Skinner has been the defensive coordinator at Arlington Lamar since 2016. Previously, Skinner coaches the special teams and secondary at Lamar from 2010 to 2016. Prior to that, Skinner was the secondary coach for Arlington Sam Houston. 

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