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Weatherford High School head football coach steps down

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After three seasons as head football coach for the Weatherford Kangaroos, Reid Waller has resigned - effective Dec. 21 - to "pursue other options."

When asked, Waller did not say what those options were but said he would more than likely be leaving the area.

"I told our kids yesterday in a meeting that I will always be there for them," Waller said Nov. 14. "I may be changing my zip code but I'm not changing my area code so they will always be able to get in touch with me."

Waller, who has 29 years of coaching experience, was hired as the Roos head coach in June 2010 after former coach Kenny Wheaton resigned to return to Arkansas with his family. Wheaton hired Waller as defensive coordinator in 2007.

"On behalf of Weatherford ISD, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Waller for his leadership, commitment and dedication to both our students and our school system," said Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks in a press release. "He is a people person - and he was a great match for our athletes and our other coaches."

Hanks added that he anticipated having a "significant number" of applicants to replace Waller and expected to have the vacancy filled by March.

"I'd like to thank the administration and parents for the opportunity to coach such great kids and I'd also like to thank a fantastic faculty for working with and supporting our students," Waller said.

During his tenure with the Roos, Waller compiled an overall record of 7-23 (including a district mark of 5-16).

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