Mike Wood stepping down as Kilgore head football coach, will remain AD

Mike Wood stepping down as Kilgore head football coach, will remain AD
Mike Wood (Source: KTRE sports)

KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - Mike Wood will be leaving the sidelines of the Kilgore football program after 11 years.

The district announced Monday night that Wood would be transitioning into an administrative role as just the athletic director for the district.

Kilgore ISD statement:

“Coach Wood has been an integral part of our Bulldog Football program’s traditions and high levels of excellence for over 25 years. As our Head Football Coach/AD for the last 11 seasons, he has successfully continued our programs’ rich traditions. He has also helped create an environment grounded in integrity, character, and high expectations. His leadership is both proven and appreciated, and I am excited about the many attributes Coach Wood will bring to this new Director of Athletics position,” said Dr. Andy Baker, Kilgore ISD Superintendent.

This past season the Bulldogs went 10-4 and were in the regional final against Lindale. Wood will help in the search for a new coach. Kilgore ISD hopes to have a new coach by the end of the school year.

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