Neal names new football coach

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, December 16, 2010

Doug Hoehn was named head football coach and athletic director Thursday at the Escambia County School Board meeting.

Hoehn, 47, is currently the head varsity football coach at Hattiesburg High School in Hattiesburg, Miss.

He will replace Kevin Jordan, who resigned last month after an 0-10 season.

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“We were very impressed first off with his level of professionalism,” W.S. Neal High School principal Patty Frazier said of Hoehn. “He has a master’s in education and much classroom experience, also, a lot of football experience and athletic experience. His interviews were wonderful. He gave a lot of personal information about himself and his professional information and he conducted himself very well. I could find no reason not to like him. I was very impressed with abilities to address the questions that were asked of him and his whole demeanor and his passion for athletics and developing young students.”
Frazier said the school had several very good applicants in the process.
“It was an unanimous decision,” Frazier said.
Frazier said Hoehn would start Jan. 3 and second semester at W.S. Neal High School and serve as football coach and athletic director.

Hoehn coached at Hattiesburg for five years, compiling a 32-28 record at the school, which was both 5A and 6A during his tenure. The school had not won a playoff game for six years prior to his arrival.

Hoehn’s record was 4-7 this past year, a rebuilding year for Hattiesburg, which started 12 sophomores and one freshman in 2010.

Hoehn’s overall record is 73-55 in 11 seasons, with seven playoff appearances and one state championship appearance in 2000 with the 2A Potomac School.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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