Nacogdoches' Coach Clarence McMichael set to retire

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - There have been several changes with the districts Monday and even bigger changes within some of the schools.

It was announced that Nacogdoches coach Clarence McMichael will be retiring at the end of the school year.

McMichael was born and raised in Nacogdoches and graduated high school there in 1974.

He wasn't gone long for college before he decided to come back to coach for the school he once played for.

Coach McMichael started coaching for the Dragons in 1980 and served as a defensive coordinator for the football team and as a head coach for the softball team.

Although the decision was hard to make, he says it was time for him to go.

"I think that my run in Nacogdoches right now has run it's course," said Coach McMichael. "It was a hard decision after being here so long in Nacogdoches because this is the only place that I've coached. Doing it right now is pretty tough for me."

Coach McMichael says some of the highlights of his career was taking his softball team to 2 state finals and beating Lufkin in football this past season.

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