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Terry Ward leaving Tenaha for Harleton...
Monday, 1st June 2015 - 4:18PM
Terry Ward sent me a message earlier on Wednesday saying he's accepted the job as AD/Head Football Coach at Harleton High School.

Ward had a spectacular 66-15 record (2009-2014) as AD/Head Football Coach at Tenaha, including the 2011 State Championship Team.

Ward will replace Jackie Lloyd who announced his retirement.

Smoaky
Jonathan Jones named Head Football Coach at West Sabine...
Saturday, 25th April 2015 - 7:22PM
Jonathan Jones, who has been on the West Sabine football staff for seven years is now the head football coach for the Tigers. He replaces Tod Stark, who left to become the AD/Head Football Coach at Hardin High School. Stark was 55-32 at West Sabine.

Jones has also been the head track and field coach at West Sabine for the last five years, and defensive coordinator the last four years. He told David Smoak, "I look forward to this opportunity and I believe we'll be a really good football team this season and now it's time to get to work."

Principal Ryan Fuller has taken over as Athletic Director, but will continue his duties at Principal.
Jackie Lloyd to retire as AD/Football Coach at Harleton...
Saturday, 25th April 2015 - 7:22PM
I received an email from Harleton ISD superintendent Craig Coleman on the pending retirement of Jackie Lloyd as the AD/Head Football Coach. Lloyd was 22-10 in 3-years as AD/Head Football Coach at Harleton. He was a long-time assistant coach at Marshall High School (15-years) before becoming the offensive coordinator for ten years under Dennis Alexander at Harleton.

Harleton will begin taking applications immediately.

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Paul Pewitt Hires Willis D.C. Gentry...
Tuesday, 31st March 2015 - 12:01PM
Paul Pewitt has approved the hiring of Ryan Gentry as their AD/Head Football Coach. Gentry, a graduate of Groveton High School has been the defensive coordinator at Willis High School.

He has also been an assistant at Marble Falls High School, Athens High School, and he also coached as assistant at his Alma Mater, Hardin Simmons University.

Gentry replaces Reggie Kumrow who resigned as AD/Head Football Coach, but will remain on the varsity football coaching staff.

Ryan Gentry Profile.
Elliott leaving Linden-Kildare to become Assistant at Texas High...
Tuesday, 31st March 2015 - 12:01PM
I've learned Todd Elliott is leaving Linden-Kildare as the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach to become an Assistant Coach on Barry Norton's staff at Texas High. Elliott, who was at Pleasant Grove before taking the job at Linden-Kildare, was 11-30 in four years with the Tigers.

He is a graduate of Atlanta High School and Austin College.

David Smoak
 
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