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High school notebook: Dick Villaflor is out at Heritage Hall

The longtime tennis coach said it was the school's decision to part ways. Athletic director Rod Warner, headmaster Guy Bramble decline comment.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber Published: April 15, 2013
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Longtime Heritage Hall tennis coach Dick Villaflor will not return to the school next season.

Villaflor has been the Heritage Hall tennis coach for 34 years and led the boys and girls teams to 33 state championships combined.

Villaflor, 57, confirmed to The Oklahoman on Monday that this season will be his last at Heritage Hall, but said it was the school's decision and not his.

Villaflor said he is not retiring and will be seeking employment elsewhere. He declined additional comment.

Rod Warner, athletic director at Heritage Hall, and Guy Bramble, headmaster at the school, both told The Oklahoman that they would not comment on a personnel issue.

Villaflor has won 21 girls state championships, 12 boys state championships at Heritage Hall.

He has been the executive director of the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association since 1997 and twice been named the National Tennis Coach of the Year.

He has coached 49 boys and girls at Heritage Hall who have been named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association West All-State teams.

EDLAM GAMES TO BENEFIT ONE WORLD FUTBOL PROJECT

Edmond Santa Fe visits Edmond North in soccer Tuesday night, and the teams will be raising money for the One World Futbol Project.

The annual girls and boys soccer games between Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North normally is dedicated to a cause.

This year the cause is the One World Futbol Project, whose mission is to distribute soccer balls to disadvantaged communities around the world.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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