HIRED: New coach, AD named at board meeting

New football coach and athletic director Craig Barker was named by the KISD School Board Thursday night.

New football coach and athletic director Craig Barker was named by the KISD School Board Thursday night.

TYLER WEAVER, Staff writer

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Kaufman’s new football head coach and athletic director is Craig Barker. He was named Thursday at the school board meeting after district officials interviewed nominees this week from a search firm hired by the board.

Barker was the former athletic director and football coach for Garrison High School, a 2A school located in far East Texas. Garrison’s record last year under the coach 11-1 with the team’s first lost in the Area playoffs.

Look for more on the coach in the coming days at Black and Gold News.

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