MOORE — When Paul Hix took over as Moore’s new coach this summer, he immediately recognized a need to re-energize the program.
The Lions haven’t had a winning season since 2004 and haven’t won more than two games in a season since 2007.
Enthusiasm among the players had faded, so Hix looked to make football fun again at Moore. Scheduling a midnight practice to begin the season and allowing the players’ choice of music to be played loudly at practice are among the measures he’s taken.
“I’ve got a pretty playful personality,” Hix said. “I can be intense, but I’m a fun-loving guy and I try to have as much fun as I can with the kids at practice and I want it to be fun for them.”
The former Stillwater offensive coordinator has also implemented an offense that blends a spread passing attack with a power running game.
“I’ve told the kids we’re going to do whatever we have to do to win games,” Hix said. “Whether we run it 50 times a game or throw it 50 times a game, we’re going to take advantage of what the defense will give us. I think that’s something that has the kids excited.”
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