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Abilene Cooper Hires Defensive Coordinator To Replace Spradlin

2011 Coaching Change: Abilene Cooper Cougars

Old Head Coach: Mike Spradlin -- Leaving to take over at 5A Temple.  He was the head coach at Cooper for 5 years going 37-23-0. His teams made it to the Regionals each of the last 3 seasons. Spradlin has an overall record of 65-45-0. His other head coaching jobs have been at Midland Christian (15-7 from 1996-97), Navasota (6-5 in 1998) and Round Rock Westwood (22-19 from 1999-2002). He was also the offensive line coach at the University of Houston. At Abilene Cooper, Spradlin continually improved with records of 4-6, 5-6, 8-5, 9-4 and 11-2.

Read about Coach Spradlin going to Temple

New Head Coach: Toby Moebes -- Was the Cougars defensive coordinator for the past five years.  He began his coaching career as an assistant at Katy in 2002 where he graduated.  He stayed there for five seasons before coming to Cooper.  This is Moebes first head coaching job.  He will be Coopers 11th head football coach in the schools 50 year history.

Team News: The Cougars are on a 3 year winning streak. There main rival is Abilene and they have an all-time record of 31-18-1 against them.

ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACHES AT ABILENE COOPER

NAME YEARS W L T %
Ray Overton 1972-1982 69 40 2 .631
Randy Allen 1991-1998 66 31 2 .677
Merrill Green 1965-1971 59 16 3 .776
Randy Quisenberry 1999-2003 41 18 0 .695
Mike Spradlin 2006-2010 37 23 0 .617
Larry Peel 1986-1990 13 35 0 .271
Marty Secord 2004-2005 9 11 0 .450
Mike Garrison 1984-1985 7 13 0 .350
Clovis Riley 1961-1964 5 30 5 .188
Dick Winder 1983 4 6 0 .400

 

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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