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Johnny Tusa new AD at Waco I.S.D.
Thursday, 6th June 2013 - 8:02PM
Former longtime Waco High School football coach Johnny Tusa was named on Monday as the Interim athletic director at Waco I.S.D.

Tusa, who was the head football coach at Waco High from 1986-2008, replaces Johanna Denson who accepted a similar position at Pflugerville I.S.D.

Tusa has been in coaching for 38-years, but, retired following the 2008 school year to work with Grant Teaff at the American Football Coaches Association.

Tusa told the crowd on Monday, "Having both Marty Herbst (Waco High) and Keith Willis (University High) already set on staff made this decision so much easier."

The "Interim" tag appears to be a formality, and should be removed in December of this year.
Cushing to recommend Bill Jehling
Thursday, 6th June 2013 - 8:02PM
Sources told David Smoak, Cushing I.S.D. will recommend Bill Jehling as their new AD/Head Football Coach sometime in the next week.

Jehling has been the varsity assistant, Special Teams Coordinator and Strength & Conditioning Coach at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson. He has also been on staff in the Frisco and Mesquite I.S.D. systems. He played college football at Duquesne University.

Jehling has also been an assistant coach with the Pearce baseball program.

If approved, Jehling will replace Danny Robey, who left to be an assistant coach at New Caney Porter High School.
Hensley Resigns in Marlin
Friday, 31st May 2013 - 3:59PM
When Tim Hensley took the job as AD/Head Football Coach at Marlin High School a year ago, he told each of his four new assistant coaches, "they would have to be all-in in Marlin, Texas," and a year later, the entire staff has left, including Hensley.

Hensley told David Smoak, "I resigned earlier this month, I just knew it was time, I looked around and my entire staff was gone and they were secure with other opportunities and I was the last man standing and I had to make a decision that was best for my family." Hensley continued, "that's just some of what led me to this decision to resign."

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Jefferson Promotes Derek Simmons
Friday, 31st May 2013 - 3:59PM
Derek Simmons has been promoted to AD/Head Football Coach at Jefferson HS, has been the offensive coordinator under Jerry Bennett who retired this month, "To say I'm excited would be an understatement, Simmons said, "It's an honor and privilege to be given this opportunity of carrying on the tradition at Jefferson High School."

Simmons, who has twice been an offensive coordinator under Bennett, at both Jefferson and Linden-Kildare, understands the shoes he's trying to replace, "I owe Coach Bennett a million thanks for everything he's done for my career these past four years."

Simmons was last a head coach at Ore City from 2004-2007.
ICYMI- Three more offers for Sulphur Springs' Larry Pryor
Friday, 31st May 2013 - 3:59PM
With already holding offers from Texas and Texas Tech, the 2015 safety recently picked up three more offers- In as many days.

During a visit on Sunday, TCU offered the physical, speedy safety. On Monday the SEC came through and Arkansas offered. Rounding out the trifecta this morning was Oklahoma State. All three recent offers came unexpected to Pryor.

“You know it’s just exciting, I didn’t see any of this coming.” Pryor told, “Going into Texas I heard they were going to offer, same with TCU, but had no idea Arkansas or Oklahoma State was going to.”

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