The End of an Era? Rumors swirl around Stumbaugh’s future


Port Isabel-South Padre Press

“Right now, I’ve got a job and that’s all I know,” said Port Isabel Athletic Director Monty Stumbaugh in response to rumors that his tenure at the Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD)  will soon come to an end.

What began as whispers late Tuesday night after a regular meeting of the School Board of Trustees soon morphed into the rumor being reported on Twitter by EJ Holland, a sports blogger for the Dallas Morning News and sports analyst for and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

“Port Isabel is in process of parting ways with HC (Head Coach) Monty Stumbaugh, per multiple sources,” the tweet reads, in part.

“It is what it is,” Stumbaugh said of the rumor.

The Board of Trustees was set to discuss Stumbaugh’s contract during closed session at Tuesday’s meeting. Upon returning to open session, they voted to take no action to extend Stumbaugh’s contract, which runs through 2017.

” He has a contract until 2017. They (school board) have any opportunity between now and then to re-evaluate that and then decide what direction to go in,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lisa Garcia in a phone interview Thursday.

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