Past Permian Football Coaches

1959-61 TED DAWSON (21-10-0)
Bi-District Finalist
1962-64 JIM CASHION (15-15-0)
No Playoffs
1965-70 GENE MAYFIELD (62-10-2)
State Champions
State Finalist 2x
1971-72 GIL BARTOSH (23-1-0)
State Champions
National Champions
1973-85 JOHN WILKINS (148-16-6)
State Champions 2x
State Finalist 4x
1986-89 GARY GAINES (47-6-1)
State Champions
National Champions
1990-93 TAM HOLLINGSHEAD (43-4-2)
State Champions
1994-99 RANDY MAYES (45-25-1)
State Finalist
2000-02 T.J. MILLS (15-15)
No Playoffs
2003-04 SCOTT SMITH (10-10)
No Playoffs
2005-08 DARREN ALLMAN (38-11)
Region Finalists 3x
2009-12 GARY GAINES (23-21)
Region Finalists
2013-17 BLAKE FELDT (38-18)
Region Finalists 3x
2018-xx JEFF ELLISON (15-9)
Region Finalists

 

PERMIAN’S STATE CHAMPION COACHES
Gilbert ‘Gil’ Bartosh
Bartosh became head coach at Permian in 1971. He guided the Panthers to a perfect 14-0 season in 1972, winning the Texas 5A state title as well as the mythical high school football national championship. He then left Permian for an assistant job at Texas A&M. In 1974, he took over as head coach of UTEP. Bartosh was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

 

Gaines Gary Gaines
Head coach at Permian in 1988 and the 1989 state champion season. Coach Gaines accepted an assistant coaching position at Texas Tech the following year. He returned to the area high school ranks as head coach at Abilene High (1994-96) and San Angelo Central (1996-99). He was head coach at Abilene Christian (2000-04). He served as A.D. for the ECISD until 2007. Gaines returned in 2009 as Mojo’s Head Coach until 2012.

 

Hollingshead

 

Tam Hollingshead
From 1981-83 was an assistant coach at PHS. After two years as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, Hollingshead returned to Permian as defensive coordinator (1986-89).  As the head coach (1990-93), he led the Panthers to an impressive 43–4–2 record in four seasons.  He departed in 1994 and spent eight years at Texas A&M.  He took over as head coach in Temple, TX in 2003-04 and Rockwall Heath in 2005-08.  He was a defensive assistant at SMU until taking the Director of External Operations position in 2015.

 

Gene Mayfield

 

Gene Mayfield
Coach Mayfield is accredited for bringing the ‘Mojo’ to Permian, winning a state title his first season. The Panthers claimed the 1965 title by beating San Antonio Lee, 11-6. He led Permian to the state finals two more times in his five years, compiling a 62-10-2 record. Mayfield would depart Permian to take a head coaching position at West Texas State from 1971-76.

 

Wilkins John Wilkins
Panther mentor from 1973-85, Wilkins mounted a record of 146-16-6 as head coach. Under his leadership, Mojo won two state titles and made four state championship appearances. He then served as Athletic Director for Ector County ISD. He was athletic director and head football coach of the Midland Trinity Chargers, and retired Spring 2002. He was inducted into the THSCA Hall of Honor July 2003.

History Of MojoLand

BACKGROUND & HISTORY

The MojoLand® website came into existence in 1996, as a response to Buzz Bissinger’s ‘Friday Night Lights’ book. I felt there were several bent truths and sensationalized information in the book. Being a graduate of Permian, I found portions of the book to be exaggerated. Hence the creation of MojoLand®.

The site began as a personal web page. It consisted of a news page, roster, schedule, coaching staff, and playoff history of the football team. In 1998, the Ector County Independent School District was in its Phase Two of becoming internet friendly and having a site originating from its campuses. Along the way, more and more features to the MojoLand® site would evolve.

The ECISD finally got on track and launched their own site, which included the district’s full athletic department. In 2000, MojoLand® would yield to the school district site and re-focus on the football athletes and their achievements during and after dawning the Panthers uniform.

The production of ‘Friday Night Lights – the Movie’ began in March of 2004 and I had an inside track. MojoLand® was the only website on the internet with daily updates and photos, as I was directly involved cast as a Permian assistant coach. The inside scoop afforded MojoLand® to top One Million internet visitors a month for most of 2004-05.

In 2006, the website featured the first internet-based virtual museum in the nation that was dedicated to a high school football program and its history.

MojoLand® enters its 25th season in a wild and wacky 2020.  Through the many highs and lows, I have enjoyed corresponding with several of you over the years. Thank you all for the ride.

Make sure to look for ‘Inside MojoLand’ in Spring of 2021.    

Game Tickets

Ector County ISD Athletics Ticket Office – 802 N. Sam Houston.
  

Ticket Office Hours:

Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – Noon

  
Pricing:
Advance Adult Tickets
$8.00 – Reserve Seats (Home side)
$8.00 – General Admission Seats (Visitors)

Advance Student Tickets
$3.00 – Student section

Game Day Purchase at Stadium
Ticket Office opens at 6:30pm
$10.00 – Adult Reserve Seat (Home side)
$10.00 – General Admission (Visitors)
$10.00 – Student Section Ticket
  

ECISD Athletics Office
Phone:   432-456-9059
Email:   tickets at ectorcountyisd.org

Ratliff Stadium – Odessa, Texas

Ratliff Stadium is one of the premier high school stadiums in the country. Built in 1982, the 17,931 seat stadium has been ranked as one of the Top 10 high school venues by USA Today, and was featured in the movie ‘Friday Night Lights’. In addition to football, the stadium plays host to soccer, the West Texas Relays, other track and field events, and marching band contests. The stadium has seen crowds of near 25,000 when standing room sections are made available.
  

CLICK TO ENLARGE SEATING MAP

STADIUM SEATING
Home Team Band:
Home HS Students:
Home Spirit Group:
Home MS Section:
Home Elementary:
Visiting Band:
Visit Student Section:
Visit Spirit Group:
SECTION X [Lower Half]
SECTION X, Y [Upper Half]
SECTION Y [Lower Half]
SECTION B
SECTION H
SECTION T [Lower Half]
SECTION T, S [Upper Half]
SECTION S [Lower Half]
  
OHS vs PHS
Home Team Band:
Home HS Students:
Home Spirit Group:
Home MS Section:
Home Elementary:
Visiting Band:
Visit Students:
Visit Spirit Group:
SECTION C [Lower Half]
SECTION B, C [Upper Half]
SECTION B [Lower Half]
SECTION H [Upper Half]
SECTION H [Lower Half]
SECTION X [Lower Half]
SECTION X, Y [Upper Half]
SECTION Y [Lower Half]

Home Team enters Gate 8
Visit Team enters Gate 12

   
STADIUM POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

1. The Ratliff Stadium Complex shall not be used to advertise, promote, sell tickets, or collect funds for any purpose without prior approval of the Athletic Department.
2. Only authorized persons are permitted on or near the playing field; those in possession of a sideline pass, students in uniform and their sponsors. Spectators are not allowed on the playing field before during or after the game. No students or adults shall be permitted on the playing field prior to, during, or after the game except those in uniform, engaged in the game and half-time activities.
3. Only authorized persons; those in possession of a press box pass are permitted in the press box.
4. The elevator is for press box access only.
5. Air horns (any device that uses air to make a noise that would be a disruption to fellow spectators or to the athletes on the playing field), sirens and whistles are not permitted in the stadium.
6. No live mascots will be permitted.
7. No confetti will be permitted.
8. No balloons will be permitted.
9. Durable signs of a positive nature may be displayed at District football games with approval of the game administrator. No Paper signs.
10. Climbing or jumping over rails or walls is prohibited.
11. Portable seating and or furniture is prohibited.
12. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
13. No food or drink is allowed; this applies to all support groups as well, no food may be brought into Ratliff Stadium. No sunflower seeds are allowed.
14. Ice chests other than those for the teams are prohibited.
15. Use of tobacco is prohibited.
16. Victory Bells and other large props should have placement approved by the stadium manager.
17. Props for support groups or band must not mark the track or the field some must rest on a protective base.
18. Dressing Rooms will be opened 2.5 hours prior to game time.
19. The half-time interval will be 28 minutes (UIL rule).
20. Bands and pep squads must divide the time equally for half-time performance time. Each band has 13 minutes to enter, perform, and leave the field. The clock will start as soon as the field is cleared of the football teams. The timer will not wait until the band is ready to begin. The time for the second band and drill team will begin as soon as the band steps on the field or automatically one minute after the first band leaves the field.  Band directors and drill teams will be warned if the maximum time limit is violated.
21. Visitors will be held responsible for any damages.

Season Ticket Holder – Ticket Renewal

ECISD Athletic Office is located at 802 N. Sam Houston in Odessa.
For more info, you can call 432-456-9059.

2019 Season Ticket Renewals
July 15 to August 8.

The Athletic Office will be closed these dates in July:
19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, & 29th

Ticket Window Hours:
7:30am to 5:00pm

Season Ticket @ $ 49.00 each
(7 home games x $7.00 each)
Permian -vs- Odessa High game ticket is included.

Season Tickets not purchased by August 8, 2019 will be forfeited.