The Elgin ISD school board approved Garfield's hiring during a meeting Monday night.
Elgin is a 4A school which will be part of the new 5A next season.
Garfield spent 4 years as head coach of the Raiders and before that he was an assistant coach for Rider for several years.
Garfield went 39-15 and made the playoff every season leading the Raiders to their first ever state semifinals appearance in 2012.
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