NEW STAFF ANNOUNCED FOR MAVS
MISD approved the first round of new coaches for the football team, and more announcements will be
made in the coming months as new AD and Head Football Coach Clint Harper is putting his mark on the program.
Assist. Ath Director
Other changes will include Lady Mav basketball and Maverick Baseball. Those
announcements will be coming at a later date as MISD and Coach Harper are continuing interviews.
A NEW SHERRIFF HAS COME TO TOWN
Coach Clint Harper will present his
coaching staff to the MISD School Board on May 20th to have them approved for hire into
the district. It's expected to be little more than a formality as most of the staff has already started making arrangements to relocate to Marshall.
While names have not been announced, Harper has promised a staff that brags state titles, state semifinalists, and plenty
of pedigree. Harper is looking to replace offensive and defensive coordinator slots, as well as several position coach spots.
The only confirmed name that has been announced publicly is Coach C.J. Lottinger, who served with Rodney Southern's back to
back state finalist teams in 2004 and 2005. Lottinger served as the O-line coach and leaves that same post at Longview High School to return to the Mavericks.
RETURN TO ROOTS: MAV MAKER IS BACK
In the 1980's the Maverick Football Program was on the rise again. There were many reasons for Marshall's push back to prominence. However, one of the most beloved (and hated) reasons for Maverick success could be tied to the Mav Maker. An intense boot camp-like experience for players, it brings about endurance, trust, and most of all, teamwork.
Mav Maker was a program instituted by former head football coach Dennis Parker. Dividends played off with multiple deep playoff runs that ultimately resulted in the 5A Division I State Championship in 1990.
Mav Maker assisted in continued success through the 1990's before being disbanded in 2000. Maverick success continued in it's
absence with state title appearances in 2004 and 2005 as well as other runs to the region finals from 2006-2009.
Marshall is looking to return to their roots in 2013 with Mav Maker being revived by new head coach Clint Harper. Harper experienced Mav Maker as a student in the 1990's, but now he will be coordinating it as the head Mav Boss. Looking to restore Mav Pride to its proper place.
Harper plans to execute Mav Maker as a precursor to 7 on 7 football this summer and up coming "two-a- days" this August.
MAV HOMECOMING 2013: CLINT HARPER
MISD is expected to announce former Marshall Maverick football player Clint Harper to be its new Athletic director and football coach in the coming days.
Harper is a graduate of Marshall High school, and the current head football coach at 5A Leander High School in Central Texas. As head coach he has compiled a record of 20-6, winning the 2012 district championship with an 11-2 squad. He was the offensive coordinator at Leander prior to taking over the top spot. Coaching at Leander since 2006, LHS compiled a record of 49-25. Prior to working in Leander, he also had stops at Troup, Jacksonville, and Baytown Sterling.
Harper was raised under the leadership of former Maverick Bosses Dennis Parker and Bill Harper. Parker lead Marshall's modern football revival in the 80's leading the Mavs to the 5A quarterfinals, semifinals, and eventual state title in 88, 89, and 1990 respectively. Bill Harper is the winningnest football coach in MHS history.
Marshall is looking to return to respectability after back to back state championship games in 2004 and 2005 along with regional appearances in 2007 and 2009. Marshall had qualified for the playoffs 6 out of 7 seasons from 2004-2010.
Harper replaces Alex Richters who was (3-17) in two seasons.
SOFTBALL KEEPS THE TRADITION ALIVE
Marshall's Lady Mav Softball team advanced to the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season. It also marked the 17th time in 19 seasons the Lady Mavs have been to the post-season. Congrats to the Lady Mavs on yet another great season.
MAV B-BALL WINS DISTICT TITLE
The Maverick basketball team celebrated their district championship on their home court, clinching the trophy with a win over their ancient rivals from Texarkana.
Marshall improved to 24-8 on the season. Making this squad just 3 wins short of the all time record of 27 wins that was accumulated by the 2001 squad that won 27 games whilst advancing to the 5A region II finals.
The win also earned coach Bobby Carson his 600th career win.
Congrats to the Mavericks and also to Coach Carson on another outstanding season on the hardwood.
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MAV SWIMMERS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS
Marshall High School swim team members Cade Hill and Destiany Ledbetter qualified for regionals in their respective events this past weekend at the District 15-4A Swim Meet in Texarkana. Coach Amanda Skinner was also named the district's Coach of the Year
MISD BANDS' EXPLOSIVE GROWTH
The Maverick band had a banner year last year as they earned superior ratings at both Marching Contest and Concert and Sight-reading contest to complete a sweepstakes season for the program. It's a return to form for a program steeped in history and success. As the success returns, so have the students.
The rebirth of the MHS band program has trickled down to all levels, where explosive growth has been experienced at MJHS and and both middle school campuses.
MISD approved the purchase of more than $100,000 in new instruments as the middle school programs have seen their enrollments explode in the last two years. This growth has lead to the MJHS program busting at the seams. MHS leaders are counting on these numbers to matriculate to the high school and predict the Big Red Pride could return to it's glory of 150-200 students seen in the not so long past.
Good luck to the Big Red Pride, Dogie Pride, and middle school programs as they look to return to their winning ways!!!
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