After a successful run as a high school coach in the Houston area, Drew Svoboda is in his first season of coaching the Owls talented running back corps.
Svoboda makes the jump to collegiate coaching after guiding Klein Collins High School to five district championships, eight playoff appearances and a 93-24 record in 10 seasons as head coach of the Tigers. His 79.5 win percentage ranked sixth among active Texas 6A head coaches at the end of the 2017 season.
He took over a program that was 1-9 in 2007 and two years later led them to a 12-1 mark and a district championship, earning the first of five Touchdown Club of Houston Coach of the Year finalist awards as well as five District 15 6A Coach of the Year honors.
Svoboda was named Dave Campbell's Texas Football Preseason 6A Coach of the year in 2017 after leading Klein Collins to the state semifinals in 2016. He was also tabbed by VYPE Magazine as its Houston Football Coach of the Year in 2016. Prior to that season, he coached the East Team in the Bayou Bowl High School All-Star game.
He also served on the President of the Greater Houston Greater Houston Football Coaches Association and was on the Board of Directors for the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA), serving as the Region Five Director.
A graduate of Tomball High School, Svoboda was a three-year letterman and two-time Academic All-Southland Conference at Stephen F. Austin.
Svoboda and wife Kristi are the parents of two children, a daughter Austyn (6) and a son Jack (3).