CORPUS CHRISTI — Newly-hired Tuloso-Midway athletic director and head football coach Wade Miller may have spent the last five season’s school Woodsboro with an average enrollment of some 200 students.

However, don’t let the small school resume fool you. Miller knows a thing or two about big-school football and he knows what it takes to win in South Texas. Before his five-year stint at Woodsboro, in which he guided the Eagles to five-straight playoff appearances, Miller was the offensive coordinator at Coastal Bend powerhouse Flour Bluff.

Miller is planning on implementing the spread offense with the Warriors’ program and T-M school officials are hoping he can build the same kind winning environment here that he had at Flour Bluff and Woodsboro.

The Tuloso-Midway board of trustees had a unanimous 6-0 vote to accept the recommendation of district superintendent Sue Nelson to hire Miller at a meeting Monday night. Miller begins at T-M on Feb. 27 and his contract comes with an annual salary of $83,000. He was one of four finalists that the school district was considering. The other finalists included Port Lavaca-Calhoun defensive coordinator Cory McFall, Beeville offensive coordinator Jake Escobar and Banquete coach and athletic director Kevin Hermes. School officials said the position drew some 75 applicants.

Miller takes over for Brian Boone who compiled a 13-37 record with the Warriors from 2012-1016.

Through that stretch, Miller was 33-25 at Woodsboro. The Eagles were in the postseason in each of his five seasons there and they reached the regional semifinals in 2012.

At Tuloso-Midway, Miller inherits a program which was 1-9 last year and 2-8 in each of the previous two seasons. The last time the Warriors were in the postseason was under coach Joseph Sendejar in 2009. T-M was 7-4 that season.

T-M Warriors under Boone
2016: 1-9
2015: 2-8
2014: 2-8
2013: 5-5
2012: 3-7

Woodsboro Eagles under Miller
2016: 3-8. Bi-district finalists. Lost to Flatonia, 43-4.
2015: 5-7. Area finalists. Lost to Bremond, 59-20.
2014: 4-7. Bi-district finalists. Lost to Rocksprings, 35-21.
2013: 8-2. Bi-district finalists. Lost to Bartlett, 48-28.
2012: 10-3. Regional quarterfinalists. Lost to Falls City, 46-6.