Spring Hill Hires New Football Coach

Spring Hill high school didn't have to look very far to find their new head football coach. The school board tonight approved the hiring of Panthers offensive coordinator Robert Bero. Bero takes over the program from Steve Gaddis, who left last month to coach at Lewisville. The former Longview head coach says transition should be seemless.

"I think our basic philosophy is going to stay the same, offensively and defensively, " said Bero. "We believe in working our kids hard and we've done that the last five years I've been here. Everything that we do, we try to go hard all the time and go up tempo, and push our kids and expect the best from them."

While the philosophies aren't expected to change, neither is the coaching staff, for the most part. The Panthers will have to replace assistant coach Jerry Baker, who was named Spring Hills new athletic Director, along with Bero's former position.

"The staff has been together a long time at Spring Hill," said Bero. "We work together extremely well. I think we understand what our players are about here at Spring Hill and I think they know us, and we've got a good working relationship. They expect great things from us and we expect great things from them."

Bero has an impressive career record of 94-38-3 as a head coach including a state championship game appearance in 1997 with the Lobos.

Kevin Berns reporting.