Lee Fedora

Lee Fedora sits in his office in Navasota on Wednesday afternoon. Fedora announced Wednesday that he won't return to the high school next school year. 

The relationship between A&M Consolidated’s newly-hired head football coach Lee Fedora and Bryan coach Ross Rogers goes back nearly 30 years.

Rogers coached Fedora while he was a three-time letterwinner for the Tigers before graduating in 1990. Fedora then went on to become an assistant under Rogers at Consol from 1995-98.

Now, Rogers and Fedora will both get the chance to compete for district titles, and against each other, as head coaches after Fedora was named Consol's new head football coach and athletic coordinator. 

“I’m very proud for Lee and his family and I think the College Station school district made a great hire," Rogers said.  "I’m glad that he’s back into coaching and I’m excited to work with him.”

Fedora didn’t coach last season after resigning from Navasota. He coached the Rattlers for 11 years and led them to two state titles (2012, 2014). He takes over a Consol team that made it to the third round of this year’s postseason and has a wealth of returning talent.

"I think Lee set out for this spot for a while,” Rogers said. “He’s great for the kids and he’ll do a great job for Consol.”

The Vikings have lost their last two meetings against the Tigers. While Rogers is excited for Fedora to join the district, he’s hoping to turn the tide in the rivalry.

“I’ll pull for him when he’s not playing Bryan,” Rogers said.

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