Braxton Harris is leaving his role as head coach at Houston Christian for the same position as Campbell. Harris went 5-5 in his first season with the Huskies in 2023.
Harris played collegiately at NCAA Division III Mary Hardin-Baylor and coached as an assistant there upon graduation from 2006 through 2009. After a year at the high school level in 2010, he returned to D-III as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran from 2011 through 2016. He rose to the associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator roles for the final four seasons (2013 – 2016).
In 2017, Harris became the head coach of Howard Payne (D-III). The Yellow Jackets were 0-10 the year before his arrival and only did marginally better his first two years with back-to-back 1-9 seasons in 2017 and 2018. Howard Payne improved to 5-5 in 2019, which was the first season the school did not have a losing record since 2006 when they also went 5-5.
After resigning from Howard Payne in 2020, he ended up at Campbell for the 2021 and 2022 seasons under Mike Minter. He was hired by Houston Christian and led the Huskies 5-5 record for the 2023 campaign. HCU had been 2-20 combined in the two seasons before his hiring. Harris will take over for Minter who went 49-66 in 11 seasons with the Camels. Minter resigned in December to pursue other opportunities.
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