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Central Heights reassigns baseball coach Craig Fuller


Central Heights ISD made a bold baseball move Wednesday, reassigning long time head coach Craig Fuller within the district and taking away his coaching duties. This coming after the Blue Devils finished their season in the region finals in 2012 and lost in the state championship game in 2011.

Fuller spoke with KTRE Wednesday night over the phone and said he was disappointed with the decision.

"It wasn't really anything I expected," said Fuller. "It is disappointing because you put your heart and soul into a program and now it's over because of what I think are minor issues."

The issues Fuller says Central Heights ISD expressed to him were about his personality.

"I was told I was unapproachable," Fuller said. "Which I pretty much am when it comes to parents coming and complaining to me about playing time."

A call was placed to the Central Heights ISD but they were unavailable for comment.

When asked about his favorite memory of coaching the Blue Devils Fuller highlighted a few of his team's many state playoff runs.

"Last year making it to Austin with my son was a thrill," said Fuller. "But winning state in 2004 was also something that I will not forget."

Fuller also commented on being comfortable with his own conscience moving forward.

"I can sleep at night knowing I didn't treat any of these kids differently than the way I would want my own treated," Fuller said. "I can look at myself in the mirror knowing I put the best kids on the field in my opinion, which is the one that matters, not the parents."

Central Heights ISD will now look to find a new head coach for the 2013 season. There is a regularly scheduled school board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18 in the administration building.

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