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160 apply for Ferris Head Football Coach position

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ERIC CORNELISON
The Ellis County Press
FERRIS - Ferris High School has been taking applications for a new athletic director and head football coach since cutting former Ferris Head Football Coach Hal Sanders loose and promoting former Athletic Director James Rogers to an administrative assistant to the superintendent.

The application process was closed Jan. 16, and now comes the hard part.

'We have gotten about 160 applications to go through, but our goal is to have someone hired by March 1,' FISD Superintendent Mike Bodine said.

The position would require the person hired to direct and supervise the University Interscholastic League Athletic programs.

Ferris has a sports department with everything from football to power lifting, along with golf, baseball, softball, basketball, track, cross country, tennis and of course volleyball.

The new athletic director and head football coach would also provide direct supervision for the varsity and subvarsity football program.

The football program has been struggling for several years now and Bodine, along with others, decided to go in a different direction.

There has been no comment by Sanders and Principal Jana Giles has not made any comments, but have directed all calls to the superintendent's office.

Bodine said they would be meeting on Thursday, Jan 18, to try and narrow the field of candidates down to a manageable level.

Some believe the declining athletic program at Ferris High School has been wasted because the passion by the some of the coaching staff has dwindled over the years.

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