2013-07-04 / Front Page

LISD Adds to Coaching Lineup

Includes former LHS and GHS grads

Lexington ISD Athletic Director Kirk Muhl has only one more coaching spot to fill now that the Lexington ISD Board of Trustees hired two Lexington High School graduates, the son of long-time Giddings High School baseball coach, Mike Marlow, and former Eagle Coach, Jeff Rogers.

2003 LHS grad Kevin Patschke, 2008 LHS grad Jenner Jones and 2006 GHS grad Zachary Marlow were employed as teacher/ coaches for the 2013/14 school year. These three, along with Rogers, will replace coaches who recently resigned to join former AD Jason Holcomb at Sealy.

Rogers was with LISD as the Offensive Coordinator during the 2010/11 school year, before going to Caldwell. He returns, now from Plano, as Lexington’s Offensive Coordinator.

Patschke was a receiver and punter for the Eagles during his high school career and Jones was a defensive back, part time quarterback, and offensive receiver for the Eagles during his high school days.

Marlow, whose father has been the Head Baseball Coach at Giddings for most of the 25 years that he has been with the district, played all sports at Giddings and brings productive personal experience to the staff.

Mike Organ, sports writer for the Lexington Leader said, “I’m really excited to see some of our former student athletes join the ranks of LISD’s coaches, because they know the program and know how it works. Their experience will bring continuity to the program, rather than starting all over, having to learn it. I’m particularly happy about Rogers returning, as he too is familiar with the Eagle program.”

In other action during the called meeting, which was held last Thursday, the Board of Trustees hired Marsha Rogers as a teacher. A transfer student, who attended Lexington schools during the 2012-2013 school year, was approved to attend LISD during the 2013-2014 school year, and there was discussion regarding the visitors’ bleachers that are being repaired this summer.

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