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New Coaches Energize Staff for Football Season

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Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

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Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

Connor Repp, Reporter

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With every talented program, there is bound to be a turnover among the coaching staff. With the departure of Greg Mouser as defensive coordinator and middle linebackers coach, (former defensive line coach Daniel Lundy took over as defensive coordinator) coaches Blake Dunham and Ben Parks are taking over. Both are former Argyle football players who know what it takes to win at Argyle.

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Coach Blake Dunham oversees the defense as the Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

Blake Dunham was 1st team all district and area during his senior season at Argyle, earning a chance to play football at North Texas starting for two years as a long snapper before losing his season due to injury. Coach Dunham also has the unique opportunity to help coach his brother, linebacker and long snapper, Scotty Dunham. Coach Dunham takes over the Defensive line for the Eagles

 “It’s a cool experience.” Dunham said. “Football has always been a part our family, always traveling to football games. Scotty was able to watch me play, and it was tough to get to see him play, especially in college,  now I have the opportunity to watch him play and be a part of his high school experience.”

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Coach Ben Parks studies the Wylie offense as the Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

Ben Parks was a linebacker and kicker at Argyle where he was a two time All-state at Kicker and was also an All-State punter during his junior season. He was the kicker at Baylor University where he was a two time academic All-Big 12. Parks is also the new soccer coach after coming back from Bridgeport where he started the soccer team, leading them to a state final in only their second year of competition.

“The opportunity to come back and coach at Argyle is such an amazing opportunity for me and my family.” said Parks “It is a fantastic place to be and am looking forward to a future of success here at this school.”

Running backs coach Tommy Ledford also left his coaching role to be able to take a different position within Argyle ISD. Replacing him is coach Cade Stone, a former all-purpose player at Abilene Christian, where he played wide receiver but also threw a couple of passes for the Wildcats. Stone was a standout player for Fort Worth Christian where he scored over 60 touchdowns during his career. Stone has plenty to work with as leading rusher Don Williams returns for his senior season.

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Coach Cade Stone waits for play to resume as the Eagles play Abeline Wylie at home.

“When you’ve spent so much time playing ball you learn a lot,” Stone said, “the attention to detail really helps when coaching high school.”

This young group of coaches has the knowledge and the skills to keep Argyle near the top for years to come.

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New Coaches Energize Staff for Football Season