Edmond North hired Guthrie’s Pete Papahronis as its new girls basketball coach at a special school board meeting on Friday.
Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.
“We’re really excited,” said Mike Nunley, district athletic director for the Edmond schools. “Pete lives here in Edmond. His children go to school here. And he’s a really good coach.”
Papahronis replaces Karlie Free, who stepped away from coaching after three seasons with the Huskies, but remains a teacher in the Edmond school system.
Free has a 1-year-old and wanted to have more time with her family.
HALL OF FAME COACH TOM COBBLE TO RETIRE
Chickasha is the latest high school football team to be in need of a coach.
Hall of Fame coach Tom Cobble officially retired Friday after a career that produced 291 wins and a state championship in stops at Chickasha, Weatherford, El Reno and Enid, among others.
Cobble won a state championship at Weatherford, and his teams played for one each at El Reno and Enid during 40 seasons as a head coach. His son, J.T. Cobble, recently was named the head coach at Stilwell after serving as his father’s offensive coordinator both at Chickasha and El Reno.
MIDWEST CITY’S DEJAI JOHNSON GETS FIRST OFFER
Midwest City’s defense will be drawing plenty of attention from opposing offenses this fall. But for now, it’s college coaches keeping an eye on the Bombers.
Three of Midwest City’s defensive players have earned Division I scholarship offers, with defensive tackle Dejai Johnson, 6 feet, 280 pounds, picking up an offer from Air Force on Friday.
Safety Will Sunderland is one of the state’s top prospects in the 2015 class, and 6-foot-4, 190-pound Aaron McKinney added his first offer last week.