SPORT SHORTS — NEW COACH FOR THE KATS – FRIDAY 01/24/14

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Published on January 24, 2014 by Glenn Edwards

A COACH WITH A WINNING RECORD HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE NEW COACH OF THE SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS, REPLACING FORMER HEAD COACH WILLIE FRITZ. K. C. Keeler, WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY COACHED FOR DELAWARE, HAS BEEN NAMED AS SAM HOUSTON STATE’S 15TH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH. KEELER HAS AN OVERALL RECORD OF 174 WINS, 73 LOSSES, AND ONE TIE. KEELER’S 2003 DELAWARE FIGHTIN’ BLUE HENS WON THE FCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2003. DELAWARE REACHED THE FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 2007 AND 2010. IN KEELER’S 11 SEASONS AT DELAWARE FROM 2002 TO 2012, THE BLUE HENS ROLLED UP A RECORD OF 86-AND-53.

OUT TO THE HARDWOODS OF BEARKAT HOOPS…THE SAM HOUSTON WOMEN GOT THEIR 4TH WIN-IN-A-ROW LAST NIGHT AS THEY FACED OFF WITH INCARNATE WORD WINNING THE CONTEST 60-51.  THE LADY KATS ARE NOW AT 9-AND-9 ON THE SEASON AND THEIR CONFERENCE RECORD IS AT 4-AND-3. NEXT UP FOR LADY KATS IS ANOTHER ROAD GAME AS THEY’LL BE IN ABILENE SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO GO UP AGAINST ABILENE CHRISTIAN. TIP-OFF IS SET FOR 1PM WITH PRE-GAME COVERAGE STARTING AT 12:45PM ON 104.9 THE HITS.

FPOR THE BEARKAT MEN, THEY WEREN’T AS FORTUNATE THURSDAY NIGHT AS THEIR FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK WAS SNAPPED WITH A LOSS TO INCARNATE WORD 85-74. THE BEARKATS ARE NOW AT 13-AND-6 ON THE SEASON AND 5-AND-2 IN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE. THE BEARKAT MEN ARAE ON THE ROAD SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS THEY’LL FACE ABILENE CHRISTIAN, WITH TIP-OFF SLATED FOR 30-MINUTES AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE LADY KATS GAME, WITH ALL THE PLAY-BY-PLAY ACTION ON 101.7 KSAM.

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