Billy Skinner to become next head coach at Arlington Lamar

Billy Skinner wasn’t gone from Arlington Lamar for long.

After spending the 2020 season as Irving MacArthur’s head football coach, Skinner has been named Lamar’s head football coach, Arlington ISD athletic director Eric White said Thursday. Before joining MacArthur, Skinner was with Lamar from 2010-2019, serving as the special teams and secondary coach before becoming the team’s defensive coordinator.

Skinner will replace former Lamar head coach Laban DeLay, who returned to South Grand Prairie after being named the school’s new head football coach. DeLay was SGP’s defensive coordinator from 2011 through 2014 before being named Lamar’s head coach in January 2015. He will replace Brent Whitson, who was the head coach at SGP while DeLay was there.

Skinner attended Lamar as a high school student and played for Eddy Peach. He had 13 interceptions in his high school career, including five his senior year.

MacArthur went 3-6 in 2020, which was one more win in its 2-8 campaign in the season before Skinner took over.

Matt Stepp from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football was the first to report the news of Skinner’s hiring.