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Quitman begins search for AD/Football Coach


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Quitman I.S.D. has begun an immediate search for an athletic director and head football coach.

 

The search begins after the school district promoted former AD/Football Coach Todd Shackelford to assistant to the superintendent on Monday night.

 

Shackelford, who was 25-17 in four years as head coach told KTBB's David Smoak, "I think this is a good opportunity for me, at least I hope it is because once football is in your blood, it's hard to leave the game but most coaches end up looking at administration later on in their career."

 

The Quitman school board voted to extend Shackelford's contract for two years with a raise in salary.

 

Quitman superintendent, Dr. Leland Moore began his tenure at the school district on Monday and said Shackelford will work directly with him, "I like Todd Shackelford a great deal and I'm going to enjoy working with him and it's a great thing for me and the school district."

 

If interested in the AD/Football Coaching position, go to any of the following websites:

 

http://coach.thsca.com/

http://www.tasaonline.org/

 

Or, you can go to the Region VII or Region VIII websites.

 

Dr. Moore reiterated the coaching search is up against a tight deadline and they will need to react accordingly, and when asked if he (Dr. Moore) had a preconceived favorite, he answered emphatically, "Absolutely not."

 

David Smoak

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Maybe this will enable him to ride off into retirement with an increase in his three year average. hard to believe this is what he really wanted but an increase in pay and years on the contract can't hurt. he still remains part of the community, wife stays on, and he can even still mow the old ball fields in the summer. As close to the end of the year as this is I would expect Webber or Miller to be promoted. Hope everything works out for the best of all involved over there, there are some great kids that deserve it.

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Pizz you know shack and you know that this is not what he really wants. He dont have a choice. Smoak man this isnt promotion this is a slap in the face. Dont let the pay raise fool you. Yeah he is getting a raise but your taking a man that has bent over backwards for that school and then you have the school board and new guy come in and stab him in the back. Coaching is in shacks blood he loves to do it. If he didnt you wouldnt see him pacing up and down the sideline the whole game. He loves the kids and he works hard for them. What he wants is to coach and to keep influencing kids lives he cant do that as assistance to superentident. I dont care who they bring in, they wont have as much passion for these kids as shack does. I think this is going to hurt the kids bringing someone in so late and taking their coach they have know for so long away from them and their conforft zone knowing the plays the school didnt take the kids into consideration they just let the school board get their way. How can you fire someone that over 400 people signed a petition to keep him? Im stumped just dont make no sense.

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Pizz you know shack and you know that this is not what he really wants. He dont have a choice. Smoak man this isnt promotion this is a slap in the face. Dont let the pay raise fool you. Yeah he is getting a raise but your taking a man that has bent over backwards for that school and then you have the school board and new guy come in and stab him in the back. Coaching is in shacks blood he loves to do it. If he didnt you wouldnt see him pacing up and down the sideline the whole game. He loves the kids and he works hard for them. What he wants is to coach and to keep influencing kids lives he cant do that as assistance to superentident. I dont care who they bring in, they wont have as much passion for these kids as shack does. I think this is going to hurt the kids bringing someone in so late and taking their coach they have know for so long away from them and their conforft zone knowing the plays the school didnt take the kids into consideration they just let the school board get their way. How can you fire someone that over 400 people signed a petition to keep him? Im stumped just dont make no sense.

 

Prodigy,

 

I reported the facts of his promotion, that's my job.

 

I have spoken with Coach Shackelford many times over the past month after his contract was tabled two or three times.

 

I know his heart is in coaching, and that's why I used his quote:

 

Shackelford, who was 25-17 in four years as head coach told KTBB's David Smoak, "I think this is a good opportunity for me, at least I hope it is because once football is in your blood, it's hard to leave the game but most coaches end up looking at administration later on in their career."

 

Smoaky

 

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Prodigy,

 

I reported the facts of his promotion, that's my job.

 

I have spoken with Coach Shackelford many times over the past month after his contract was tabled two or three times.

 

I know his heart is in coaching, and that's why I used his quote:

 

Shackelford, who was 25-17 in four years as head coach told KTBB's David Smoak, "I think this is a good opportunity for me, at least I hope it is because once football is in your blood, it's hard to leave the game but most coaches end up looking at administration later on in their career."

 

Smoaky

 

i understand that smoak your just doing your job and i appreciate that but i talk to shack everyday and i literally mean everday. so i know where is heart is more than anyone in this world.

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