Smoaky's News & Notes
Marshall Coaching Search Update...
Thursday, 14th February 2013 - 8:15PM
Marshall I.S.D. wanted to recommend a candidate to the school board on Monday, February 18th, but due to logistics and scheduling conflicts, they'll push the recommendation and approval back to Monday, February 25th.
Here's a note from Marshall I.S.D.'s David Weaver on the process up until now.
Click "more" to read entire note.
Brakel resigns at Union Hill, headed to Ellison High
Sunday, 10th February 2013 - 8:25AM
Union Hill Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Jerry Brakel has resigned to accept the position of Offensive Coordinator at Ellison High School in Killeen.
Brakel once worked for Ellison Head Coach Trent Gregory at Mansfield Timberview and will reunite in Killeen.
Brakel was 0-9 in his only year with the Bulldogs.
Waco High's Billings commits to Baylor
Wednesday, 6th February 2013 - 6:43PM
Here's our segment with Waco High blue-chip defensive tackle Andrew Billings who made his commitment to Baylor University Andrew Billings' Commitment.
John Tyler's Ross Makes The Switch
Wednesday, 6th February 2013 - 6:42PM
I just received an updated list for National Signing Day from John Tyler head football coach Ricklan Holmes, and it is showing blue-chip wide receiver Fred Ross, 6-1, 185, going to Mississippi State.
Ross, once committed to Oklahoma State finished his senior season with
86-catches for 1,594-yards, 21-TD’s, 28-carries for 165-yards, 3-TD’s.
Eric King resigns at Elysian Fields...
Friday, 1st February 2013 - 1:23PM
Eric King resigned as AD/Head Football Coach at Elysian Fields and informed his team on Thursday morning. King was 23-13 in three years with the Yellowjackets, and Elysian Fields was 11-4 in 2012 and lost to eventual state champion East Bernard in the Class 2-A, Division II semifinals.
King's contract was not renewed in early-2012, and he just felt it was time to move on in the best interest of the kids in the program so they could get used to the new system, "It's been an emotionally draining experience these past several months (since the non-renewal), but it was very tough today talking with my team," King added, "We took over a program that needed a spark and I think my staff found a way to get it done and we've built lifelong relationships with these young men."
When asked about his contract not being renewed several months ago, King said, "It was at times an emotional hell, and these kids needs someone who is getting 100% support from the community."
King has some head coaching options in front of him, and if not a head coaching job he's willing to take a job as a coordinator somewhere for now as well."