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.
The soccer balls delivered by the One World Futbol Project are virtually indestructible. They never deflate, never puncture and don't require a pump.
One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen was inspired to start the nonprofit organization after watching television news footage of young refugees in Darfur, a region of western Sudan, playing soccer using a ball of trash tied up with twine.
The teams from Edmond North and Edmond Santa Fe will be wearing special game shirts on Tuesday night with the One World Futbol Project logo.
Donations for the One World Futbol Project will be collected at the gate and in the stands. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys game will be at 8.
NFHS MAKES SWIMMING RULE CHANGE
The National Federation of State High School Associations' board of directors approved several rule changes that will take effect next season.
Swimmers in the breast stroke will now be permitted to execute a single butterfly kick on the start or turn at any time before the first breast stroke kick.
Also, the board approved changes that allow for the installation of track-style starting blocks with wedges, changed the procedure when an illegal suit is discovered and will now allow team personnel to use electronic devices to transmit or record information about a competitor's performance though not for communication with a swimmer.