Weatherford Democrat


July 22, 2012

Changes from the top prompting renewed commitment for Roo sports

WISD Coaching staff changes moderate as Scoggin era begins




When Richard Scoggin,  Weatherford ISD’s Executive Director of Athletics took the reins in May, he wanted to make sure he had plenty of time to assure coaching staffs were to capacity by the time the 2012-13 school year began. And actually even before that, with football, volleyball and a couple of other sports starting before classes.

“When [the position here at Weatherford worked out] I could have told them ‘No, I need to stay here and finish out the school year,’” said Scoggin, who left a Superintendant’s position at Oakwood ISD, “but I wanted to get in here as soon as I could.

“If I did not get in here in May,  some staff could disappear in June, and it’s hard enough to meet [all the requirements] in May. Waiting until June would have been even tougher.”

And Scoggin didn’t come alone in May. His 14-year-old son attended Hall Middle School for the balance of the school year, as well. Both liked what they saw.

With the head start of at least a month, Scoggin offers that he may not have known all the names by June, but he certainly has learned the faces. He has met with all of the head coaches and is getting through the process soon of sit downs with the assistants.

But the inevitable happens, and stepping right into the role, Scoggin has been about the business of replacing (mercifully) few coaches.

Natalie Wayman will step into the head coaching job for the Lady Roos varsity volleyball team, marking the second coach for the WHS girls in as many years. Coming to Weatherford after heading the program at Canton ISD, Scoggin is impressed with the energy level of the new head coach.

“Natalie is a high-energy person and very knowledgeable, as well,” he said of the new volleyball coach. “She is very excited and she has a plan for the program and is resolved to stick to that plan.”

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