Bays to lead Choctaw football
By Zach West
Choctaw has hired former Moore and Edmond North coach Bill Bays to lead its football program. The hire was approved at a Choctaw school board meeting on Monday night. Fifty people had applied for the position, athletic director Greg Skaggs said, and eight were brought in for interviews.
“We think that with his track record of playoff experience and being a head coach … (Bays) was the best man for the job,” Skaggs said.
Bays, who resigned from Moore at the beginning of the spring semester, said getting the opportunity to coach in a school district with a single high school intrigued him. Next season, Moore will have to compete with Westmoore and Southmoore, which will be in its inaugural season.
“It’s just on this side of the state you have a limited number of single high school districts,” Bays said. “I coached at Yukon … and we enjoyed some opportunities there that the multiple high school districts don’t have.”
At Choctaw, Bays is replacing Ted Dorrell, who resigned at the end of last season. The Yellow Jackets were 13-37 in five seasons under Dorrell, including a 1-9 finish this year, and have not made the postseason since 1984.
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