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UPDATE: McFarlin no longer Whitehouse AD


Whitehouse ISD has removed the title of athletic director from longtime head football coach Randy McFarlin.  McFarlin had requested to have his two year contract extended in February but was denied. 

In a news release, WISD superintendent Daniel DuPree explained the McFarlin will be Athletic Facilities Coordinator and Head Football Coach.  Assistant Superintendent Richard Peacock will take over administrative duties of the athletic department on an interim basis.

"Coach McFarlin came to the district in 2004 and is completing his 8th year with the district," wrote Dupree.  " The district appreciates his many contributions to the athletic program in Whitehouse ISD and looks forward to this coming season.  Coach McFarlin's current contract ends June 30, 2013."

When asked if the 2012 football season would be his last at Whitehouse, McFarlin said "Yes, unless there's a miracle."

In the last six years, McFarlin has led Whitehouse football to 47 wins and a school record six straight playoff appearances.

"It was a total shock," McFarlin said of the news.  "Everyone's shocked about it. We've worked out the details so I still get to coach football next year."

McFarlin hopes to go out with a bang.  So do his players.

"It's sad that this might be his last year but we're not worried about it too much," said junior receiver Dylan Cantrell.  "We're just going to go out there and play the best that we can and try to go 16 and 0 and help him get a job next year."

In November of 2010 McFarlin was nearly killed in a car accident.  After a long road of recovery, McFarlin felt a new life in coaching. A new appreciation for his job.  McFarlin wanted to stay in Whitehouse, but says it's not his decision.

"I've done nothing wrong," said McFarlin.  "People will try to read between the lines. I've done nothing unethical or immoral.  They simply said they wanted to go in a different direction."

The move has motivated McFarlin's players to win big in 2012.

"If we do good enough where Whitehouse won't hire him back maybe another school will snatch him up," said Whitehouse junior Mac Smith.  " He's great coach."

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