Lufkin High School has two open positions in their athletic department. After fantastic undefeated district seasons by both the Lufkin baseball and softball teams, the head coaching jobs have been vacated.
Former head baseball coach Jason Stanley has decided to leave his post with Lufkin ISD after four years of service. According to Lufkin Athletic Director Todd Quick, Stanley will now be working with Industrial ISD as their coach. He will also be the middle school coordinator and work in administration.
Quick said Stanley stepped down from the position to work closer to his family that lives near the Industrial ISD area. Stanley and his Panthers clinched the District 16-5A title in undefeated fashion. Lufkin was eventually knocked out of the Regional Quarterfinals by Hallsville.
Softball head coach Heather Slaton will no longer be coaching the Lady Pack after leading the softball team to their first-ever district title. Quick said Slaton took the softball head coaching job at A&M Consolidated.
Slaton coached the softball team for seven years and is leaving her post after a historic season. The softball team made the playoffs for the first time as the No. 1 seed. Lufkin was eventually eliminated by Mansfield Legacy in the area-round.
At this time, Quick said they are in the process of accepting applications and interviewing candidates.