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Coaching Changes — Wichita Falls Rider

Old Head Coach: Scott Ponder -- Leaving to become the athletic director and head coach at Iowa Park. Coached the Raiders for seven seasons leading them to a 57-30 overall record. His teams also made it to the quarterfinals three times. He ranks #2 in all-time coaching wins in Wichita Falls Rider history.

New Head Coach: Jim Garfield -- Was the teams defensive coordinator. He was an assistant at Rider until 2000 where he left to be the head coach at Corpus Christi Flour Bluff. He went 3-7 during 2001 and he then returned back to be a coach at Rider.

Team News: 2009 ended a 6 year winning streak all 7+ win seasons. The Raiders have gone to regional finals in three of the past six seasons. They are 3-3 overall since 2004 vs. Stephenville including 3-1 in playoffs 0-2 in regular season. Their all time record is 285-219-18 56.32% 522 games.

Morris Mercer (1969-1984) 98-59-11 .616
Scott Ponder (2003-2009) 57-30-0 .655
Joe Bob Tyler (1961-1968) 47-29-5 .611

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron