Talk Pioneer Football with the Head Coach

Want the inside scoop on the Boswell Pioneers?  Join us each Tuesday night at 7:00 PM as we discuss last weeks game, this weeks game and invite a student athlete as our special guest. It all live from the coaches booth at Pioneer Stadium.

On Our Next Show

Catch the Coach Abendschan Show next fall for a fresh new season of Pioneer Football. We will discuss the off season, look at the first non district opponent and then interview a special guest live from our super secret location!

This Week's Special Guest

To Be Announced In  August of 2020

About Us


Coach John Abendschan


John Abendschan is the campus Athletic Coordinator  for Boswell High School and Head Football Coach at Boswell High School.  His overall record is 100-59 over the last 14 seasons. The Pioneers have  played in 19 playoff games during his time at Boswell.   He was named  Coach of the Year in 2015, and 2017. 

John was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. His father is in the Canadian  Football League Hall of Fame as a guard and kicker with the Saskatchewan  Roughriders. Coach Abendschan grew up in Abilene and graduated from  Abilene Cooper High School in 1992. He attended Eastern New Mexico for  three semesters competing in football for two seasons, redshirting his  freshman year and captain the next season. John then transferred to  Texas Tech University to walk on for Spike Dykes and be a Red Raider.  He played defensive tackle for the  Red Raiders football team. In 1996, he earned a football scholarship and  a starting spot. 

In addition to his coaching privileges, he was honored in Who's Who  among American Teachers and named the 1997 Salley May First Year Teacher  of the Year for Lewisville ISD. He belongs to the Texas High School  Coaches Association and Coaches Outreach.

Coach Abendschan and his wife, Sherry, are proud parents of three daughters - Zoe, Ali, and Lily.


Host Jim Howard

Jim Howard created Boswellsports.com in 2006 after watching Coach Abendschan's debut as Head Coach of the Boswell Pioneers. Jim was a sports writer for the Northwest Tarrant County Times-Record from 2006 to 2009. Jim has hosted the Coach Abendschan Show since 2007. He has also broadcast Pioneer football, basketball and baseball since the websites inception. He began his broadcast career  as a color commentator along side legendary Oklahoma radio announcer, David Walker. Jim took over play-by-play duties several years later after the departure of Dallas Junior Stars Commentator Clif Foster. He sees himself as a "a painted faced fan with a passion for football" Jim was also named as member of the EMS-ISD Sports Hall of Fame Committee in 2017. He and his wife Sandi are the proud parents of T'kaye and Chris who are both Boswell Alumni. You can find Sandi on the sidelines every Friday night as an avid fan and Field Photographer for Boswellsports.com