Balmorhea assistant football coach and boys basketball head coach Jourmain Matta has become the new head football coach at Bronte.

Matta helped guide the Bears to two straight trips to the Class 1A Division II state championship games in 2016 and 2017.

Bronte is making the move from 11-man football to six-man football in 2018 and Matta will use his experience under Bears’ head coach Vance Jones to lead the Longhorns.

Matta led the Bears’ boys basketball team to a bi-district championship this past season before falling to eventual state runner-up Borden County in the area round.