COACH FRITZ LEAVING SHSU

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

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Published on January 10, 2014 by Glenn Edwards

THE COACH WHO GUIDED THE SHSU BEARKAT FOOTBALL PROGRAM THROUGH ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL SEASONS IN THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY IS LEAVING HUNTSVILLE. KAT HEAD COACH WILLIE FRITZ,WHO TOOK THE BEARKATS TO 2 APPEARANCES IN THE F-C-S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, WILL BE HEADING TO STATESBORO, GA., TO TAKE OVER THE PROGRAM AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, A SCHOOL THAT WILL BECOME AN F-B-S MEMBER THIS FALL WITH ITS MOVE TO THE SUN BELT CONFERENCE. FRITZ FINISHES HIS 4-YEAR STINT AT SAM WITH AN OVERALL RECORD OF 40 WINS AGAINST 15 LOSSES. DURING FRITZ’S TENURE, SAM HOUSTON WON A PAIR OF SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS,AND, FOR THE 1ST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY, REACHED THE POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS IN 3 CONSECUTIVE SEASONS. FRITZ WILL BE INTRODUCED THIS MORNING AS THE EAGLES’ NEW TOP MAN IN A NEWS CONFERENCE. THE SEARCH FOR A NEW COACH WILL BEGIN SOON FOR THE BEARKATS.

IN LOCAL BASKETBALL, THE SAM HOUSTON BEARKAT MEN HELD ON FOR AN 86-81 VICTORY OVER MCNEESE STATE THURSDAY AT JOHNSON COLISEUM, WHILE THE WOMEN DROPPED TO 0-&-3 IN SOUTHLAND ACTION WITH THEIR 59-55 LOSS TO MCNEESE. BOTH THE BEARKAT MEN & WOMEN WILL HOST NICHOLLS IN A DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 1:30PM AT THE COLISEUM.

HOOPS ACTION SCHEDULED FOR TODAY INCLUDES THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS AT BRYAN RUDDER AT 7:30PM, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL HOST RUDDER AT 6PM. IN OTHER ACTIONM THE NEW WAVERLY BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS WILL HOST HEARNE WITH THE GIRLS PLAYING AT 6:30PM AND THE BOYS AT 8PM, WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS WILL PLAY AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN IN CONROE AT 7 & 5:30, RESPECTIVELY.

 

 

SOCCER CONTINUES TODAY FOR THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS AS THEY FACE BRENHAM AT 11AM AND BEAUMONT WEST BROOK AT 7PM IN A TOURNAMENT AT PORT NECHES-GROVES. ALSO, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL OPEN THEIR SOCCER SEASON TODAY IN A TOURNAMENT IN BRENHAM.

 

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