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Jayson Lavender Resigns at WFHS

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Wichita Falls High School Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator Jayson Lavender resigned Thursday after four seasons at his alma mater, WFISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney confirmed.

Lavender informed his students Thursday afternoon of his decision.

A 1990 Old High graduate, Lavender was the 18th head coach at his alma mater, where he played football and was a standout pole vaulter. He still holds the Coyotes' pole vault record at 17'6", which was a state record at the time.

But despite a few bright spots, he never could get traction, never winning more than three games in a season. His overall record was 10-30 in four seasons.

His first year ended 3-7 but with a 28-18 win over Rider providing some hope.

His third year saw quarterback Dylan Sheffield set a then-Texas high school record with 687 yards passing against Denton, but still ended with another 3-7.

His final season started at 2-0, but after a series of injuries the Coyotes didn't win another game, finishing 2-8, as they did in 2010.

He will finish out his contract as a teacher at WFHS but will relinquish his duties as coach and coordinator.

The search for a replacement will not begin until after the Winter Break. There will be a meeting Monday, January 7th to formulate a plan.