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Ardmore hires Newby as head football coach/athletic director

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ARDMORE, OK -- The Ardmore school board would approve Josh Newby as their new head football coach and athletic director at their scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Newby has been at AHS for 16  years and most recently was the defensive coordinator for the Tigers.

The Marlow High School graduate and former ECU Tiger replaces Doug Wendel, who left for Midlothian, Texas in March.

Since Wendel left, Hall of Fame coach Jim Holloway had been assuming the role in an interim basis.

The Tigers had a dream season last year going 12-2 all the way to the Class 5A state semifinals, before falling out to Skiatook.

"We're going to try to build good rapport between all the coaches and myself and we already have that really and we just want to build on what they've done last year, take it the next step and having coach Holloway in the office, you know, he's been there and I'm definitely going to lean on him some and we'll use out resources," Newby said.