RINGLING, Okla. (KTEN) — Ringling Public Schools told KTEN that elementary school principal Jackie Matherly will be doubling as the high school principal for the remainder of the school year, taking the place of former principal Philip Koons.

This news comes as Koons continues to work through a legal battle after allegations of abuse and hazing emerged in early 2023.

Koons was recently replaced as the head football coach of the Ringling Blue Devils by his son, Tanner Koons.

We reached out to Ringling Public Schools for a an update on Philip Koons’ employment, but they declined to comment.