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High school notebook: Weatherford names Dan Kurtenbach as head football coach

Kurtenbach has been an assistant coach at Edmond Memorial the last four seasons. He's also coached at Casady, Broken Arrow, Shawnee and Midwest City.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: May 1, 2013

Weatherford names Kurtenbach football coach

Edmond Memorial assistant coach Dan Kurtenbach was named the head coach at Weatherford earlier this week.

Kurtenbach has been an assistant coach for the Bulldogs for the last four seasons. He was the head coach at Casady in 2007 and 2008. Before that, he held assistant coaching jobs at Broken Arrow, Shawnee and Midwest City.

Kurtenbach replaces Mickey Seifried, who took the job as the technology director of Weatherford Public Schools.

Seifried went 30-26 in five seasons as the head coach at Weatherford, including a 12-1 season in 2009. The Eagles went 7-5 in 2012.

Before becoming the head coach, Seifried spent eight seasons as an assistant at the school.


Enid golfer Scott Phillips was released from the hospital Wednesday, two days after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a golf tournament.

Phillips was bitten twice on the calf during the second round of the Class 6A east regional tournament Monday at Emerald Falls in Broken Arrow.

“When it bit him the second time, he looked down and it was still on his leg, so he yanked it off and threw it,” Enid athletic coordinator Steve Chard said. “He didn't show any of the usual symptoms until late that night. He got pretty sick and his leg was red and swollen, so they gave him two or three doses of anti-venom.”

Multiple bites from a copperhead at one time can be extremely dangerous, though generally not fatal. Chard said Phillips was significantly improved when he got out of the hospital Wednesday.

Several players and coaches, including those from Bixby, Jenks and other schools, called or visited Phillips in the hospital.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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