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El Reno promotes Shawn Mason to head football coach

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm •  Published: March 22, 2011

El Reno found its successor to football coach Tom Cobble without leaving town. The school promoted defensive coordinator Shawn Mason, who officially accepted the job Tuesday morning.

Mason has spent the last five seasons working as Cobble’s defensive coordinator, including the run from 2007-09 when the Indians reached the Class 5A state semifinals each year.

Cobble resigned last month to become the head coach at Chickasha. Mason said five assistant coaches remained on staff at El Reno.

Before coming to El Reno, Mason worked in west Texas and spent one season as the head coach at Guymon.

“I’m gracious for the opportunity. I’ve been blessed,” Mason said. “I have to go to work now, and finish up what Tom started here. Working for Tom was definitely a good experience for me and we had some good years together.”

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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