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Carlos “Coach” Mainord

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Carlos “Coach” Mainord

Carlos “Coach” Mainord

August 26, 1944 – November 8, 2021

The family of Carlos Mainord celebrated his life of 77 years at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 15, 2021, at LakeRidge United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas. Graveside services were at 12:00 PM noon on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Greenville, Texas. His family hosted a time of fellowship and remembrance from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock. He passed on Monday,November 8, 2021. We invite you to visit to view the live-streamed service, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

On August 26, 1944, Carlos Wayne Mainord was born to W.T. and Faye Mainord in Emory, Texas. Carlos graduated from Greenville High School and proceeded to play college football at Navarro College earning All-American recognition at McMurry in 1965.

Before beginning his illustrious career in coaching, he honorably served his country in the National Guard.

Carlos enjoyed 4 tours under the lights of the Double T, coaching with JT King, Jerry Moore, Spike Dykes and Mike Leach, spanning time from 1968 to 2009. During that time, he would also go to serve as head coach of Ranger College, linebackers/defensive coordinator for Rice and secondary coach for Miami. From 1993-2002, Mainord would serve as an assistant coach to the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams before returning to Texas Tech where he ultimately retired in 2009.

Coach loved football and most importantly the relationships that he developed with players and colleagues alike. He brought a passionate, innovative, defensive mind to the field and left an indelible impression on all that had the opportunity to know and work with him. In his retirement, he loved a good game of golf, the companionship of his friends and the ability to spend time with his grandchildren. He was a father with strong family values, and he lived selflessly. He knew how to treat others, could recognize when they needed something, and took care of it.

Carlos Mainord is survived by his wife Judy Mainord of Abilene Texas; son Matthew Mainord of Marksville, Louisiana; son Mark Mainord and wife Rebecca Mainord of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; son Tommy Mainord and wife Tiffany Mainord of Argyle, Texas; daughter Cari Treadway and husband Rick Treadway of Abilene, Texas; and son Cody Christopher and wife Mendy Christopher of Abilene, Texas. He is survived by his 10 grandchildren Allee, Gavin, Hayden, Ande, Maecee, Davis, McKenna, McCoy, Kallan and Kason. He is also survived by his brother JB Mainord and wife Marsha of Greenville, Texas; brother Max Mainord and wife Maribette of Andrews, Texas; sister Kay Gilmore and husband Joe of Caddo Mills, Texas; and Steve Mainord and wife Peggy of Duncanville, Texas.

Carlos is preceded in death by his parents W.T. and Faye Mainord; his wife Betty Kay Mainord; and brother William Ronald Mainord.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Texas Boys Ranch.