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Troyer to be hired as THS football coach

April 2, 2012

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Pending board approval, the Tonganoxie school district plans to hire Al Troyer as the new Tonganoxie High head football coach, the district announced Monday in a press release.

Troyer, a Hutchinson native and 28-year coaching veteran, comes to Tonganoxie from Larned High School, where he assumed head coaching duties before the 2008-09 season. Before heading to LHS, he spent 22 years teaching and coaching in the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District.

"We feel our school district is very fortunate to obtain a football coach with the abundance of knowledge that coach Troyer has obtained through his years in education," THS athletics director Brandon Parker said in the release. "coach Troyer's football resume shows that he has worked with all levels of athletes and, regardless of their natural ability, he knows his ultimate job is to motivate students by challenging them to become better people and football players by building their self esteem."

A meet and greet for the community will take place at 7 p.m. on April 9 in the THS Chieftain Room.

Troyer was one of 21 applicants interviewed for the position. He takes over a squad that went 1-8 last season under interim head coach Matt Bond. Former head coach Mark Elston announced his resignation two days before the start of the 2011 season. Elston had been suspended following an altercation with a player during practice.


tryandkeepup 6 years ago

After reading the press release regarding Mr. Troyer's proposed hiring, I found it interesting that it never mentioned what he would be teaching. Also discussed were various accomplishments of alumni at Lake Highlands High in Texas. What was not included, if he had been the head foootball coach during any of those years in Texas. Also not making the press release was the fact that during his head coaching tenure at Larned, 2008-2011, the team was 2-34.

If this is the result of an "exhaustive search" which included "interviewing 21 applicants" I would be interested in seeing the other resumes.

Mr. Carlisle indicated we were hiring "a faith based man." (Remember Jamie there is still a separation of church and state in public schools in Kansas even in football.) Although this may work in the Chieftains favor...start praying you win more games than Larned did last year.


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