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Hunt resigns as Wharton AD/football coach

By MIKE FORMAN
Jan. 19, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 18, 2011 at 7:19 p.m.


Stacey Hunt File

Head Coach

Wharton 2008-10, 8-22

Granger 2002-2007, 38-28

Overall, 9 seasons, 46-50

The search for a new athletic director and head football coach at Wharton has begun.

Stacey Hunt has submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the current school year.

Hunt was at Wharton for three seasons and compiled a 8-22 record, while leading the Tigers to the 2008 bi-district playoffs.

Wharton went 3-7 last season and had a 1-3 record in District 29-3A.

"He has done a good job for us," said Wharton school district superintendent Kay Shoppa. "He was a valued member of our team."

Shoppa said the district will accept applications for the position through Feb. 2, and hopes to hire a new athletic director and head football coach by the end of February.

Hunt did not return phone messages Wednesday seeking comment.

Hunt came to Wharton from Granger, where he was the athletic director and head football coach for six seasons.

Hunt has also coached at Maypearl and at Elgin, Okla.

Karnes City closes

The Karnes City school district has received 128 applications for the position of athletic director and head football coach.

Tom Warlick announced in December he would resign as athletic director and head football coach to become the high school principal.

Warlick had a record of 59-41 in his nine seasons as head coach that included seven playoff appearances.

The Badgers went 9-2 last season and advanced to the Class 2A, Division II bi-district playoffs.

The Karnes City school district is expected to begin interviewing candidates later this month and hire Warlick's replacement at the Feb. 14 board of trustees meeting.

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