The final pieces of the Howe football coaching picture have been put in place as Torrey Ognoski and Mark Sevarino have reported for work.
Ognoski, who will be the head baseball coach for the Bulldogs, joins the Howe staff after working two years at Porter High School, a Class 4A school in the New Caney ISD. In 2009-10, Ognoski coached at Weimar. He comes from a storied football program in East Bernard, a team that added its second state high school championship this past season.
Ognoski is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University and comes to Howe with his wife Haley. We asked how he got his coaching start.
“I got the opportunity to work summer camps in East Bernard while attending college and that got me interested in getting into teaching and coaching,” he explained.
A linebacker in high school, Ognoski will coach receivers and defensive backs on the Bulldog staff. His classroom assignment will be seventh grade Texas history.
Sevarino is returning to coaching after working for the past 12 years outside of the education field. This will be his first football coaching experience, although the Massachusetts native has coaching and teaching experience in the northeast.
Sevarino attended Westfield State University in Westfield Massachusetts and earned his degree from Ashford University. His wife Rachel is a teacher in Van Alstyne and they have three children — Taylor, 19, a 2012 VAHS graduate, Bryce, 11 and Alexis 9.
Sevarino will coach running backs and linebackers for the Bulldogs.
After the football season, Sevarino will assist on the boys’ basketball and baseball teams at Howe.