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Thompson Replaces Retiring Hooks At West Orange-Stark

2011 Coaching Change: West Orange-Stark Mustangs

Old Head Coach: Dan Hooks — Retiring after leading the Mustangs for the last 30 years to an amazing 277-71-2 record. Coach Hooks has an all-time record of 283-76-2 which puts him in 15th place on the all-time list. He took over as the Mustangs head coach in 1981. Before becoming the head coach he was an assistant at West Orange-Stark in their first vasity year in 1977. His teams have won 2 state championships and 17 district championships. Hooks has been with West Orange-Stark when they were a large Class 5A school an watched as the enrollement has dropped to Class 4A ranks (1986-2003) and now to Cass 3A. He has seen an done all of this on the sidelines of Dan R. Hooks Stadium.

New Head Coach: Cornel Thompson -- Except for three seasons, Coach Thompson has been an assistant with the Mustangs since 1977. He had one year as a head coach at then 4A Palestine in 2001 where his team went 2-8.

Team News: The Mustangs have had 8+ win season 8 of last 9 years. Their last losing season was in 1983 (Only one in the last 34 years).

Click To see all the coaching changes for 2011

By: Michael Wright
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