Craig Yenzer, Head Coach
Craig Yenzer, Head Coach, graduated from Crescent High School in Crescent, Oklahoma, where he was a member of the state runner-up and state quarter-final football team his junior and senior years. He attended and played football for the University of Tulsa and graduated from Oklahoma State University with degrees in mathematics and physical education.
Coach Yenzer began his coaching career in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and spent five years coaching in Tuttle, Oklahoma before moving to Hereford, Texas in the fall of 1986. While in Hereford for sixteen years, he served as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach, the Defensive Coordinator, and the Offensive Coordinator before being named Athletic Director and Head Coach in 1996.
Coach Yenzer has received numerous coaching awards. His awards include: District 3-4A Coach of the Year (three times), South Plains Coach of the Year, Panhandle Football Super Team Coach of the Year, and Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Football Coach of the Year. Since residing in Midland, he has been awarded Reebok Team Uniforms 5-A Coach of the Year by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, Texas Football.com 5-A Coach of the Year, All Permian Basin Team 2002 Coach of the Year and 2010 District 3-5A Football Co-Coach of the Year. Coach Yenzer and his staff were also chosen to represent the 2009 ASCO All-Star Team as coaches for the South Team. He has been chosen as “Midland’s Favorite Coach” in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.
He was recently nominated by Region 4 of the Texas High School Coaches Association for the “Tom Landry Award”. He was chosen to be a member of the selection committee for the West Texas High School All-Star Team. He and his staff have been nominated three times to coach the Texas High School Coaches All-Star Game, and in 2004 and 2007 he was nominated to serve as President-Elect of the Texas High School Coaches Association. He has also been on the Board of Directors for the Texas High School Coaches Association. In 2006, he was featured on a segment of High School Extra, as a “Coach Who Makes a Difference.” He was selected by the UIL to represent Texas in the 2006 Gatorade National Coaches Council.
Craig and his wife, Tammy, a retired public school Fine Arts and Orchestra teacher, have two sons. Clay and his wife Meghan are both graduates of Texas Tech University. Clay earned a petroleum engineering degree from UTPB and is currently employed at Concho Resources and Meghan is an engineering technician at Kinder Morgan. Tyler and his wife Amy are also graduates of Texas Tech University. Tyler is the President of Evergreen Natural Resources and the President of Patriot Royalty and Land, and Amy has the pleasure and honor of staying at home with their beautiful daughter Olivia (5) and their son, Phillip Graham (3), and their new 6 month old daughter, Jillian Reese. They are all members of the First Baptist Church in Midland.
Jim Conger, Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach
Coach Conger was previously a coach in Hereford, Texas for six years. Before Hereford, he coached in Texarkana. He also coached the offensive line at West Texas A&M University for five years and served a year in Floydada. He played high school football at Arlington Sam Houston and also played college level for Eastern New Mexico University where he graduated in 1985. Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Texas High School Coaches Association from 2010 to 2013. He and his wife Cristi, a teacher, have two daughters. Sydney, 25, is a graduate of UTPB. She and her husband, Gerald Tolifson, have a 1 year old daughter, Madilyn Tolifson. Regan, 21, is an education major at Midland College through Sul Ross University. She and her husband, Jacob Tolifson, have a 4-year-old son, Ford.
Tim Anuszkiewicz, Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach
Coach Anuskiewicz, “Coach A-Z,” is serving in his twelfth season at Midland High, serving from 2002 – 2005 and 2009 to the present. Coach A-Z is now on his second stint as Defensive Coordinator and safeties coach. Previous positions at Midland High have included Linebackers, Safeties, Receivers and Special Teams Coordinator. From 2006 – 2009 Coach A-Z served as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Borger High School. Other coaching stops include Defensive Coordinator at Canyon High School, assistant at Hereford High, Friona High and Bonham Junior High. Coach Anuszkiewicz and his wife Chrystal, a teacher at Carver Center, have 3 children. Jordan, a graduate of West Texas A&M, she and her husband Dillon Hilton have a daughter, Harper. Caleigh, a sophomore at West Texas A&M and Jackson, a senior at Midland High.
Mike Sadler, Varsity Receivers Coach
Mike Sadler began his career in Odessa, Texas. Mike coached at Ector High School, Hood Jr. High School and at Permian High School. He has also coached at Euless Trinity High School in Euless TX, Pecos High School and Sharpstown High School in Houston, TX. Mike came to Midland and coached at Midland High from 2001-2007. He retired in 2007 and is excited to come back to Midland High this year. Mike’s wife, Margaret, works at Manor Park Rehabilitation Care in the Physical Therapy Department. They have one daughter named Angelica. She and her husband, Ty Williams have one, daughter, Zaylynn and a son, Karter.
Jeff Streun, Defensive Secondary Coach
Coach Streun is beginning his ninth year coaching Secondary for the Dawgs. He graduated from Hereford High School in 1984. He attended West Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Math Education. Coach Streun began his coaching career in McLean, Texas. Coach Streun has also coached in Denver City, Midland-Greenwood, and in Ozona where he was the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Coach Streun’s wife, Becky, is employed at Zeno Office Solutions. They have two children, Hunter – 21, a junior at West Texas A&M, and Jayci – 16, a junior at Midland High School.
Danny Neighbors, Defensive Ends Coach
Danny Neighbors is in his sixth year on the Varsity staff at MHS. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is married to Lisa, and they have two children, Lexi, 21, a senior at Texas Tech, and Cadan, 16, a sophomore at Midland High.
Michael Rushton, Assistant Offensive Line Coach
This is Coach Rushton’s second year on the varsity staff and his ninth year in the Midland High program (3 years at Goddard Jr. High and 4 years at Midland Freshman). He grew up and went to high school in the Tacoma Washington area. After serving a 2 year mission for his church in Denver, Colorado, he attended The Florida State University. Coach Rushton and his wife, Christina, have 3 daughters. Brooklyn 9, Aubrey and Ayla 7.
Ector Lopez, Running Backs Coach
Coach Lopez has coached in Midland for fourteen years. This will be his eighth year at Midland High. Ector graduated from Angelo State University in 2001. His wife Amanda also teaches and is the Head Volleyball Coach at Midland High. They have a son, Caleb, 18, a freshman at Angelo State University.
Michael Bettenhausen, Defensive Tackle Coach
Michael Bettenhausen is entering his third season on the Bulldogs’ staff. Coach Bett graduated from Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas in 2003. He earned degrees in both Exercise and Sports sciences and History for Texas Tech University while playing on the defensive line as a walk-on from 2003-2008. After graduation from Texas Tech, he served on the coaching staff as a student-assistant until the spring of 2009. Prior to coming to Midland, Coach B was the defensive line and tight end coach in Range, Texas in 2011 and was the offensive line coach in Crockett, Texas from 2012-2013.
Rodney Sims graduated high school at Midland Lee. He continued his education and football career at Angelo State University receiving a B.S. Degree. Rodney also received his Masters of Education from U.T.P.B. He has coached 9 of the 18 years in the Midland School district. He will returned last season after a 6 year stay as the Offensive Coordinator at Lubbock Estacado High School. He has 2 daughters and 3 sons. Wife, Julie, is a principal at DeZavala elementary.
Matt Medley, Rudy Hinojos, Mike Rushton, Ryan Holstrom, Ryan Hritz, Antonio Molinar