Refugio assistant becomes AD/head football coach at Early

March 8, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated March 7, 2013 at 9:08 p.m.

Kent Hawthorne will get the opportunity to become an athletic director and head football coach again.

Refugio athletic director and head football coach Jason Herring confirmed Friday that Hawthorne has been hired at Early.

Hawthorne has been a defensive assistant at Refugio for the past two seasons.

His youngest son, Lynx, played wide receiver for the Bobcats' 2011 Class 2A, Division I state championship team and redshirted at Baylor last season.

Hawthorne came to Refugio from Weimar, where he was the athletic director and head football coach for three seasons.

He was previously the athletic director and head football coach at Cumby for five seasons and has an overall record of 43-39.

Hawthorne will replace Brad Bowden, who was reassigned in January after going 8-22 in his three seasons at Early.

Early competes in District 3-2A, Division I and had an overall record of 3-7 last season.


Rice Consolidated has set an application deadline of March 29 for the position of athletic director and head football coach.

Michael Lanier, superintendent of the school district, said only hard copy applications will be accepted.

Brad Dumont announced last month he would retire from the position at the end of the school year.

The Raiders went 4-6 last season and had a 2-3 record in District 14-2A, Division I.



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