The Wichita Falls ISD has yet another coaching vacancy. Kerry Hargrove is stepping down as head baseball coach at Rider. In a phone conversation today, Hargrove told us the main reason for his resignation is that he feels Rider Principal Nat Lunn and Wichita Falls ISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney did not give him proper consideration for the Campus Coordinator position left vacant when Catney took over as district athletic director. That job instead went to head football coach Scott Ponder.
Hargrove says he expressed his interest in the position and felt after 15 years at the school he should have been given consideration. Hargrove says there were also other factors that led to his decision.
Hargrove has been the Raiders head coach for the last eight seasons, winning five straight district titles. They have been to the regional finals each of the last two years and advanced to state for the first time in school history in 2005.
Also a first, the Raiders also posted 30 plus win seasons in each of the last two years. Hargrove says he does hope to find a baseball coaching job elsewhere. In the meantime, he says he hopes his assistant Scot Green will be named his successor. Green has been Hargrove`s assistant all nine years.