Center ISD Announces New Athletic Director, Head Football Coach

February 25, 2021 - Center Independent School District is proud to announce our newest members of the Roughrider family. Coach Ricky Meeks will be our new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Coach Meeks will be joined by his wife, Laci and their sons Blake, Beckett, Sloane and their daughter Emmie Jo.

Currently Coach Meeks is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Alto ISD, but will be joining the Roughrider family on March 1st. Coach Meeks has 14 years of coaching experience, with the last 3 as the Athletic Director / Head Football Coach in Alto. He has state championship experience as an assistant coach for his dad, the legendary Dickey Meeks, in 2010 at Henderson ISD. Coach Meeks brings a 21-13 head coaching record. In 2019, Coach Meeks led Alto to a district championship, which earned him the 2019 District Coach of the Year. Coach Meeks played college football at Northwestern State from 2004-2006. He and his wife, Laci, are both Louisiana natives and both alumni of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.

Coach Ricky Meeks comes from a coaching family. His dad is the late Dickey Meeks. The elder Meeks has been elected into the East Texas Coaches Hall of Fame in 2018. He was also a coach in the state of Texas for over 30 years, amassing over 250 wins to go along with two state championships, Chapel Hill (1989) and Henderson (2010).