There are some new changes coming this next school year at Stephenville High School, including the hiring of Casey Hamilton in the place of former assistant principal Victor Sauceda who is now the principal of Gilbert Intermediate.
Hamilton grew up in Goldthwaite and moved to Stephenville in 2001. He then moved away and got a job in Temple as a PE teacher moving his way up until he moved backed to Stephenville in 2010 to coach football, basketball and track.
“Three years ago I got promoted to varsity football, varsity track and JV basketball, and had also started my principal certification,” Hamilton said. “Last year I served in the assistant principal role at the junior high and then applied for this job here.”
After deciding he didn’t want to become a head football coach, Hamilton wanted to continue making an impact on students at Stephenville ISD.
“I wanted to figure out how to promote myself while also getting an opportunity to affect more students directly than just the ones I had in my class,” he said. “I will be able to impact them directly and it will be coaching in a different way.”
Hamilton will not coach sports and solely focus on the administrative side of things.
“I’m here to support the kids and the staff all at the same time,” he said. “I want to help them get on the right track and that’s our ultimate goal, to produce productive citizens.”
He said he will definitely miss being a part of SISD sports.
“I don’t know that there’s any better high than seeing the kids be successful in the things you taught them to do,” Hamilton said. “So I’ll miss that, but where I will get it is seeing kids move on and get better individually in this role — and I’ll still be at the games.”
Outside of school, Hamilton enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting and working with cattle.
Hamilton’s wife, Blaine, is the head cheerleading coach at Tarleton State University and they have two daughters, Mayci and Malli.
“I’m a small town kid and there’s just something about this community that I’ve always loved,” Hamilton said. “It’s the City of Champions.”