The Ada Cougars Hire a New Head Football Coach

3-12-08 -- Matt Weber is the new head football coach at Ada. Ada superintendent Pat Harrison made it official today.

Weber is the son of the legendary Davis High School football coach Joe Weber. Matt Weber graduated from Davis in 1991 where he won a state title under his father's direction. His brother Jody Weber is the current head coach at Davis High School.

Matt Weber has coached at Marlow High School since 2004. Where he led the football team to a 3A state runner up finish in his first year at Marlow. He also helped lead Carl Albert High School to a state championship as an assistant coach.

Ada officials started with 40 applicants before narrowing it down to seven. They finally chose Weber because they "have been so impressed by him from the beginning," said Harrison.

The school board still has to approve the hiring next month, but school officials say it should not be a problem.

Weber is replacing outgoing coach Steve Dean. Officials dismissed Dean in January.