Argyle head football coach and athletic director Todd Rodgers got his man when he hired Shay Nanny to join his staff as the new offensive coordinator. Coach Jeff Harp, who led the Eagles offense the past 9 years, announced his retirement effective at the end of the school year.
“He was our top candidate and I’ve known of Coach Nanny for many years through some of the coaches I worked with back in the 90’s at Marcus High School”, said Coach Rodgers. “He’s led some of the top offensive programs in Texas high school football at the class 5A level and he’s excited about being at Argyle”, he continued.
Coach Nanny started his coaching career 26 years ago at Granbury High School where he was the JV Defensive Coordinator while also coaching JV basketball, baseball, and soccer. Three years later he moved to Whitney High School to take over as Varsity Defensive Coordinator and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. He then became interim Head Football Coach at Granbury.
“I like that Coach Nanny can bring a Defensive Coordinator mindset in his role with us as Offensive Coordinator”, said coach Rodgers. “He knows how Defensive Coordinators think and that helps as he creates game plans to attack defenses”, he continued.
Coach Nanny’s next stop was up to Colleyville Heritage High School as the Grapevine ISD school opened back in 1996 where he was Varsity Receivers Coach for the Panthers. During his 3 years at Colleyville Heritage he helped create one of DFW’s most prolific offensive attacks contributing to the school’s deepest playoff run to date in 1998 (3 rounds in class 4A).
In 1999, Hebron High School in Carrollton was opening and they made Coach Nanny their Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Football Coach where he spent the next 14 years. During his time leading the Hebron Hawks offenses, he led one of DFW’s most powerful and balanced offensive attacks. After a couple of years to build the new program, Coach Nanny’s offense kicked it up a notch contributing to playoff appearances for 10 of the next 12 years.
The highlight of those playoff runs was the 2005 season where the Hawks went 16-0 and claimed the Class 4A state championship trophy.
So Coach Shay Nanny knows what it takes to get his players to perform at their best when the expectations are at their highest. He’ll take over an Argyle offense returning 8 of 11 starters from last season including QB Brandon Boyzuick, who was 1st team all-district last year, Nick Ralston, the sophomore RB who rushed for over 1500 yards earning 1st team all-district, and WR Ian Sadler, one of the most explosive players in Argyle history.
Coach Nanny and his wife Donna just celebrated their silver anniversary (25 years!), they have one son, Cale, who is 13 years old and excited to be an Argyle Eagle. Coach Nanny will also be an assistant varsity track coach and teach high school math.
Join us in welcoming Coach Shay Nanny to the Argyle Eagles!