Mr. James Klingler

Phone: (409) 766-5416


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Sports Administration Texas Teachers Cert in Health and PE

Mr. James Klingler

Asst Head Football Coach, Offensive Coord, Jr High Liaison, Rec Coord

My name is Jimmy Klingler. I played QB at the University of Houston and played professional football for 3 years before I started my coaching career. My first coaching job was at Dickinson HS from 1996-1998 where I served as secondary coach and quarterback coach. I left Dickinson and accepted the job of Director of Development for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 3 years. With FCA I was responsible for all budgets, banquets, and fundraising activities. I left FCA to get back into coaching because coaching is my passion. I was hired at MacArthur HS for the 2000-2001 season as the qb coach. I left Aldine ISD to further my career as I took a job at South Houston HS as Offensive Coordinator. In March of 2006 I left South Houston to take a job as quarterbacks coach for the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football league. Unfortunately, the team folded before we got to play the 2006 season. I then accepted the job of Offensive Coordinator at Manvel HS and helped open the school in August 2006. In only the 3rd year of varsity football Manvel made the playoffs and advanced to the State quarterfinals and in the 2011 season lost in the State Championship game ending with a 15-1 record. In Manvel’s 5 years of Varsity Football, I coached many division 1 players including all 4 quarterbacks, 5 receivers, 5 offensive linemen, and 1 running back. In the 2011 season the Manvel offense averaged 431.8 yards/ game and scored 44.5 points/ game. This season the Manvel offense is averaging 496.6 yards/game and scoring 45.8 points/game. Manvel’s quarterback Shane McCarley led the state in passing with 4101 yards and 55 touchdowns in only 13 games. In January of 2014 I was offered the job of Offensive Coordinator at Blinn College in Brenham and I had the #1 offense in the country averaging 652.6 yards per game and scoring 55.4 points per game. Our offense set 9 junior college records including touchdown passes and receiving yards. Many of the players that I coached went on to other schools to have great season. One on these athletes was Dede Westbrook. He went to Oklahoma and set numerous school records, was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and won the Biletnikoff Award given to the best receiver in the country. I am currently coaching at Alief Taylor for my second year. Both years that I have been there we have had the #1 offense in the district. This season we averaged 475.1 yards per game, 44.3 points per game and quarterback Dontay Warren won district MVP honors.