High school football notebook: Boone Copeland resigns as Lawton Eisenhower football coach

Copeland will remain at the Class 6A school as a teacher. The Eagles were 4-6 last season and missed the playoffs by one game.
by Scott Wright Published: February 7, 2014

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.


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.

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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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