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January 18, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Fort Gibson hires new football coach

Muskogee assistant football coach James Singleton has agreed to become Fort Gibson High School’s next head coach.

Pending approval by the Fort Gibson School Board, Singleton will replace J.D. Howell, who resigned in early December after two seasons as Tigers coach.

Superintendent Derald Glover said he will call a special school board meeting to approve Singleton “sometime this week.”

“Mr. (Gary) Sparks (high school principal) and Mr. Glover informed me they wanted  to be the next head football over there and I’ve accepted,” Singleton said. “I want to be actively involved in the community and do what we can as fast as we can.”

Singleton, a 38-year-old Idabel native, has been an assistant football coach at three high schools and now he gets to be in charge of a program.

Singleton has coached linebackers and worked as the special teams coordinator at Muskogee for the last three seasons. He was the offensive coordinator at Sallisaw and tight ends and wide receivers coach at Norman North.

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