Huntington ISD names new football coach

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Huntington ISD has hired a new football coach after the previous coach turned in his resignation.

Trustees approved the hiring of Jim Kerbow at Monday night's school board meeting.

Kerbow has been coaching for 16 years and previously served as defensive coordinator at Frankson ISD last year.

The new head coach is quite familiar with East Texas. Before Frankston, Kerbow served as the defensive coordinator at Robert E. Lee in Tyler.

Kerbow will be taking over a program who has never won more than three games in a season, but he said he understood the challenges and is ready to tackle them down.

"I did my research and I understand it's going to be a challenge. I'm always up for a good challenge," said Kerbow. "I think the town and the kids are ready to put the effort in, get better and turn things around. You can see that the kids play hard on film. You can see them play hard and that's a testament to them. We just have to learn how to finish."

"He gets it," said Huntington Athletic Director, Shawn Jones. "He understands the challenges, he has a plan for the challenges and he'll be a great support to work with and help all of our sports get there."

Kerbow takes over for the exiting Brian Gandy, who turned in a resignation, saying it was in the best interest of the school and himself, according to Superintendent David Flowers.

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