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Killeen Shoemaker’s Channon Hall Takes Over at Mansfield Summit

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Mansfield ISD’s playoff prowess impressed Channon Hall. The former head coach at Killeen Shoemaker has accepted the job at Mansfield Summit.

“When you have two teams (Mansfield and Lake Ridge) that get that close to the state championship from a competitive standpoint when you’re talking about football that always catches you eye,” he told the Dallas Morning News. “Then when you go to the academic side and the town, they do it the right way.”

Last season, the Tigers advanced to the 6A Division II semifinals, and the Eagles made it to the Class 5A Division I title game.

Hall directed the Grey Wolves for five years, posting a 23-29 record but compiled a 21-12 mark over the last three. Last season, Shoemaker finished 9-3, the best record in school history, and captured its first bi-district title with a 10-7 win over Sachse. Previously, Hall served four years as the offensive coordinator at Pfulgerville Connally and six years as an assistant coach at Killeen Harker Heights.

“It’s going to be very hard to say goodbye to Shoemaker,” he commented to the Killeen Daily Herald. “It’s a very special place to me and my family and will always be a special place.”

Hall replaces Travis Pride, who left to take over as head coach at Trophy Club Byron Nelson. Pride, whose overall record stands at 64-49, won 48 games and lost 32 in his seven seasons with the Jaguars. In 2015, Summit went 10-2, losing to Longview in the Class 5A Division I area round.

Mansfield AD Debbie Weems appointed Terry Cron as interim head coach following Pride’s departure. Cron, who retired from Mansfield Timberview in 2009, captured state championships at Mart, Commerce, and Bartlett.

Hall expects to be in place at Summit sometime in March.

“I’ll be there and put my feet on the ground ready to roll,” he remarked to the Morning News. “I’m going to come in there ready to work and ready to build the relationships with those kids and teachers and administration and see what happens.”

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