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  1. 1.) Eric King 2.) Benny Mitchell If you have a technicality that makes you right and me wrong go right ahead. Mitchell may have 13-1 and not 14-1 in 1997. I was little back then, so if you have the fact check you win bud. It completely disproves my point that EF has ran off good coaches and also had some really good coaches come and go after 2-3 years.
  2. Yes but this is EF we’re talking about. More directed at them specifically in context. This is the school that with admin in place has let more than one HC/AD go that went to the 5th round of the playoffs. I do hope it goes well, never rooting against anyone. EF just has a track record that speaks for itself.
  3. Your right I did misread that one, she was an elementary ASSISTANT principal… even better.
  4. You got me again… I will re-phrase she has never hired anyone as important for a district as the HC/AD. Her first time doing so was in a very rare circumstance that was way outside of the norm for any school district. She was not alone on the committee but was the main voice in selecting the final candidates that were presented to the committee. “Never hired anyone” was hyperbole. She has been a campus head principal so has probably hired a few classroom teachers before.
  5. I’ve seen guys comment on a message board not knowing the interim sup being referred to is a female and not a male also. To your point no, she was not alone. My main point was EF placed someone who has never hired anyone in the position of leading the hiring committee for the HC/AD which is a big decision for the district. The next point was someone not from the area may be walking into a situation that is yet to develop. A good relationship with the Sup and Campus princiapals is imperative for a new HC/AD and those positions are all still up in the air. Might not last long if a lot of things don’t go right in the district.
  6. Congrats to Coach Ragle, I know a lot of people wanted him last time. Hope it works out for him.
  7. Yep, I'd take a lot of money across state lines and wager that when this process started that an OC from Wichita Falls was not what the community was hoping for. Knowing some of the names that were floated out there as front runners at different times in the search, this is a bit of a head scratcher. But hey, that's what can happen when you give an interim Sup the keys to the city. It will be interesting to see how long this relationship lasts with all the administrative changes that have yet to be made. I'd set the line at two years tops, wouldn't be surprised if it was less.
  8. Sorry, just the Jack Alvarez reference on a different thread as a “main dish during the holidays” has put me over the top with code speak lately.
  9. Heath Ragle for all of y’all who don’t get the jacket reference
  10. Have they narrowed down and contacted the ones they will be interviewing first round.?
  11. Hope that’s the case. I was referring to the AD spot. Rooting for whomever takes over in both positions.
  12. I hear ya. Just curious. It’s gonna take someone special to want to come in and be apart of the current state of affairs. Definitely going to need someone with a vested interest in the community because the longer this goes on, it ain’t looking good for the candidate pool.
  13. Board agenda for 2/14 is posted on school website.
  14. Sounds like I got my home runs mixed up, but wasn’t far off. Seems like the answer is simple then but would cost the district a heavy severance package. Unfortunate.
  15. One of the more interesting situations for sure. Pearson, 11-29 at Brownsboro, is brought in to keep things rolling at a program he used to be at but that will be completely different when he returns. New HC/AD (obviously), DC, OC, and HS principal. On top of that he is a retire/rehire so can’t officially start until the current school year ends. Get the popcorn ready for this one.
  16. Heard a former EF HC/AD withdrew his name and was potentially the “home run” candidate. Other than that three current Louisiana coaches with East Texas ties who either also withdrew or were turned down by board. Heard there was early clamor for another former EF coach with some decent support but Sup balked because he would have been a retire/rehire (currently at Hallsville). Seems like the board/community and the Sup have different opinions that aren’t quite matching up. This search has gone on for a long time, interesting to see how it ends at this point.
  17. I believe Pearson is a defensive guy. When he was at Brownsboro the offense was a Flex/Wing-T style.
  18. Chad Morris inherited a team with 5 D1 players at the 2A level that had gone to the third and fourth round consecutively the previous two years, 13-1 the year before he got there. He has gone on to have a great career but not like EF wasn’t successful before he got there. Benny Mitchell laid the foundation for Chad Morris’s success at EF.
  19. Assess the ability of your players and run a system that fits their strengths… even if it’s not a 100% carbon copy of the previous staff.
  20. You're welcome. Thanks for the pessimistic view of change is bad and everything must remain the same in order to be successful.
  21. Plenty of coaches out there that could come in and make some changes without having to abandon the schemes that have worked for them in the past. Think of Coastal Carolina and what they do with the triple option out of shotgun. Good coaches come in with a plan to assess what system best fits the players, not just the system they prefer to run.
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