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.”
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