Aledo Run Game Teaching Progressionby THSCA
In this course, Coaches Tim Buchanan and Doug Wheeler take us through the Aledo Bearcat Offensive Line. they deliver a series of drills and exercises that you need to know to make a championship-caliber offensive line. They even go over some of their philosophy so you can see why they do what they do. If you are a coach who wants to learn more about the offensive line, then this is the course for you!
Aledo High School, Head Coach
Buchanan spent the past 25 years at Aledo, where he built the Bearcat football program into a perennial state powerhouse. He won five state championships before becoming the district’s full-time athletic director in 2014. Buchanan is regarded as one of the state’s legendary coaches and held a career record of 227-53-3.
“Coach Buc” took his first head coaching job in 1993 and turned Aledo from a struggling program to a state championship contender. Aledo won its first title in 1998 and followed in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
“When we arrived in 1993, Aledo was a place we hoped to stay a few years, but it soon became the place we call home,” Buchanan said. “Thank you to the entire community for allowing me to work in the greatest school district in Texas. It has been a pleasure to serve the athletes, students, administration, teachers, parents and community.”
Buchanan’s legacy includes building a successful athletic program at Aledo, which is well-regarded across the state. During his tenure, Aledo has won three state titles in softball and one in baseball and golf.
Aledo currently leads the University Interscholastic League Class 5A Lone Star Cup standings, which recognizes the most successful schools in UIL competitions. Last year, the Bearcats finished fourth overall. Aledo has also maintained success while moving up in classifications.
“Coach Buchanan has done a tremendous job working with the student-athletes of Aledo ISD,” Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Derek Citty said. “The leadership and vision he brought to our district in 1993 have enhanced and grown the Bearcat tradition. I look forward to the coming years when Coach Buchanan is sure to be inducted into a number of state and national halls of fame."
Buchanan started his career at Florence High School in 1984 and future stops included Bastrop, The Colony, Killeen Ellison and A&M Consolidated.
He was named the Texas Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year in 2013 and was the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Coach of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2002. In 2016, he earned the Bayard H. Friedman Hero Award.