H-J looking for new coach AD with departure of Sloan

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018

There will now be two new faces leading football teams in District 10-4A Division II next season as one team will be looking for a new head coach.

Hardin-Jefferson head football coach and athletic director Jared Sloan was named the new head football coach and athletic director at Altair Rice Consolidated.

Sloan notched a 11-18 mark in three years at Hardin-Jefferson and had two playoff appearances.

The Hawks will now be on a quest to find a new head coach before the start of football on Aug. 6 this year.

Hamshire-Fannett head coach Bill Jehling left earlier this spring to take the same job at Howe.

Mark Waggoner is now the new AD and head football coach at Hamshire-Fannett. Waggoner had a great deal of success in the TAPPS ranks and won four TAPPS state titles at Reicher.

Hardin-Jefferson and Hamshire-Fannett will be in District 10-4A Division II football with the likes of West Orange-Stark, Silsbee and Liberty.

Sloan is the fifth Southeast Texas high school football coach to leave his position this offseason.

Criag Jones is the new head coach in Kirbyville, replacing Todd Doughty. High Island is also looking for a new head coach after the resignation of John Bronkhurst.

Brian Morgan is the new head coach at Port Arthur Memorial, replacing long-time coach Kenny Harrison, who went to Humble Summer Creek.

Also, Arthur Louis will become the first head coach at new Class 6A school Beaumont United, which combined Beaumont Central and Beaumont Ozen.