The Class 6A football coaching carousel keeps turning, leaving a vacancy at Lawton Eisenhower on Friday.
The Lawton school board accepted the resignation of Boone Copeland, who will remain at the school as a teacher, as initially reported by Lawton television station KSWO-7.
Lawton Ike was 4-6 last season, missing the playoffs by one game. The program will benefit from the divisional split coming to Class 6A football next fall. Currently ranked No. 31 out of 32 Class 6A schools in average daily attendance, the Eagles will be part of Division II for the next two seasons. The school is about 50 students above the cutoff for dropping into Class 5A.
WILKINSON HIRED AT COWETA
Following the promotion of Broken Arrow running backs coach David Alexander to head coach, the Tigers are now in the market for a new offensive coordinator.
Jay Wilkinson is leaving that position to become the new head coach at Coweta, pending school board approval on Monday.
He replaces Bubba Burcham, who stepped down to pursue work in ministry. Originally from Stroud, Wilkinson has previously worked as the head coach at Metro Christian for two seasons and the offensive coordinator at Central Oklahoma for three.