After five seasons at Callisburg, Ritchie Pinckard is moving on to his next challenge.


He resigned as the Wildcats head coach to become an assistant at Ennis.


Pinckard went 31-23 in his time at Callisburg, leading the Wildcats to a co-district championship in 2012 and to a 10-3 record and a region semifinal advance in 2015. He was named the defensive coordinator for the East team for the 2016 Oil Bowl all-star football game in Wichita Falls.


Pinckard came to Callisburg in 2012 from DeKalb, where he led the Bears to a 13-8 record in 2010 and 2011. He additionally was head coach and AD at Garrison for two seasons (2005-06), going 12-11 after being promoted to replace outgoing head coach Jimmy Thompson.


Pinckard was a first-year offensive coordinator on Garrison’s 2001 Class 2A Division II state finalist team that finished as runner-up to Celina, and was on staff when the Bulldogs went 16-0 two years later, winning the title.


Between head coaching stints, Pinckard was an assistant at Houston Westside in 2007 and the offensive coordinator for Mount Pleasant (2008-09).


Pinckard, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, played baseball collegiately at Westark Community College before completing his studies at UAM. He began his coaching career as a linebackers coach in his hometown of Fordyce, Ark. and also coached at Hughes and Rison high schools in the Natural State before relocating to Texas, where he served as defensive coordinator at West Sabine and Timpson before landing a job at Garrison.