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Mavericks Hire New Football Coach

The Marshall Mavericks hired a new head football coach today.

"Our board has just acted," said MISD Superintendent Kenn Franklin today, "and approved Mr. Thed Harris as our new athletic director and head coach."

Harris was promoted from defensive coordinator to replace Rodney Southern as head coach, who left for Belton high school. Harris, who helped lead the Mavericks to back-to-back state championship game appearances, talked about stepping into the limelight.

"Coach Southern has laid a tremendous foundation here," Harris said, "and I think a lot of that is part of the reason why I've gotten this job, to try to maintain continuity.  People want to see what we do, and they want to see what we've done continue.  So some of it will stay the same, but I've got to put my own brand on it."

Harris was part of a Mavericks coaching staff that earned District 17-4A coaching staff of the year honors in 2005.  He was Coach of the Year at Southwood High School in Shreveport in 2001.  He was part of the 2000 Copperas Cove staff that earned Coaching Staff of the year.  Harris was an All Big West Conference Defensive Lineman at Louisiana Tech in 1993 and 1994.  He was Tech's Defensive Most Valuable Player in 1994.

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