Stumbaugh is staying at Port Isabel

Despite a rumor to the contrary, Port Isabel football coach Monty Stumbaugh isn’t leaving.

The Tarpons coach was irritated about a tweet posted Wednesday from EJ Holland that said the long-time coach and the school were in the process of parting ways.

“I’m still there, my contract is still the same,” Stumbaugh said. “My contract ends in June 2017. It’s mine until then.”

Every January, the Port Isabel Independent School District reviews all contracts within the district for coaches, teachers and everyone in between.

Stumbaugh said his contract was reviewed as it is every year at this time.

“They took a look at it. If they didn’t take any action, it continues,” he said after dealing with a similar situation in 2011. “Next January it will come up and they will renew it or not.”

Stumbaugh wanted to quell the rumors that he was on his way out.

“I got a job, and that’s all I know,” he said. “I haven’t parted ways as EJ said. I’m still at Port Isabel. I’m still the AD and head football coach.”

Andrew Crum covers sports for The Brownsville Herald. You can reach him at (956) 982-6629 or via email at On Twitter he’s @andrewmcrum.

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