Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD announces the passing of John Mathews, Board of Trustees member

Carrollton – It is with great sadness we share that John Mathews, member of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees, has passed away.

"Coach Mathews devoted over fifty years of his life to our teachers, staff, and students," Superintendent Dr. John Chapman said. "His years of service in our schools and our community are greatly appreciated, and he will be deeply missed."

In 1970, he began his career in CFB as a history teacher at Perry Middle School. He was fondly known as Coach Mathews by both students and staff. He was an assistant principal at R.L. Turner High School and then moved to Creekview High School in 1998. He retired from Creekview High School in 2007.

Coach Mathews is probably best known as the "voice of CFBISD," serving as the stadium announcer at Standridge Stadium for 43 years at district-wide athletic events. Mr. Mathews has served as a CFBISD school board member for nine years.

"John Mathews has been a larger-than-life presence in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District for more than a half-century," said Dr. Les Black, CFBISD Board of Trustee President. "As a teacher, coach, administrator, stadium announcer, and school board member, his life's work has been in servicing the young people of this community. His colleagues on the CFBISD Board of Trustees are deeply saddened, and we send our condolences and wishes for comfort and peace to the Mathews family."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mathews' family during this difficult time.