Joe Golding trading hoops for golf

Joe Golding to coach WFHS Golf
Joe Golding was 337-189 in 19 seasons as WFHS girls' basketball coach / Source: KAUZ
Joe Golding was 337-189 in 19 seasons as WFHS girls' basketball coach / Source: KAUZ

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - After 19 years as head girls' basketball coach at Wichita Falls High School, Joe Golding is stepping down from that position. But he's not retiring, and he's not leaving Old High.

Instead, Golding will become the boys and girls golf coach for the Coyotes and Lady Coyotes, taking over for Dan McDonald, who is leaving after 19 years of his own to take the same position at Wolfforth Frenship High, where he'll be reunited with former Wichita Falls ISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney.

Golding's teams made the playoffs in 15 of his 19 seasons as head coach, amassing a total record of 337 wins and 189 losses.

"Joe Golding has been an integral part of the Old High family for many years," WFISD AD Scot Hafley said in a statement released Monday afternoon. "His dedication to our students will continue as he works to strengthen out golf program."

Before taking over as girls' basketball coach in 1997, Golding was an assistant football and boys basketball coach. He also spent two seasons as the Lady Coyotes' softball coach, in 2014 and 2015, winning three of four meetings with Rider as head coach.

With his departure, it means all three Wichita Falls ISD high schools will have a new girls' basketball coach next fall. Previously, Rider's Ramsey Ghazal left for Glen Rose, and Hirschi's Leta Lofton joined former Huskies football coach Cody Slater in Benbrook.

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