Two high school football coaching vacancies in the Pronews 7 viewing area have been or are about to be filled.
Bushland superintendent David Wood told Pronews 7 Sports that he will take the name of Jimmy Thomas to the school board meeting on April 8 for approval as the new Bushland Falcon coach.
Thomas is a Fritch native and has 10 years of head coaching experience, the last five of which have been at Danbury, Texas. Danbury is a 2A school 30 miles south of Houston and last season they went 10-2, 5-1 in district. He previously was head coach at Pettus and George West. If approved, he will become the head football coach and athletic director.
The other opening at Claude sees a former Texas Tech footballer, Duane Toliver, taking over. Toliver has been in coaching since graduating in 1999. He spent time at five schools in West Texas as an assistant, including defensive coordinator at Lubbock High before becoming head coach at Los Lunas High School in New Mexico in 2013. He led Los Lunas High School to a 9-3 record, 4-1 in league play.