Sherman basketball coach Jeff McCullough is leaving the Bearcats to become the head coach at Norman High School in Oklahoma.
McCullough was approved at the Norman School Board meeting on Monday night. He departs Sherman after a nine year stint as the head coach of the Bearcats.
"It's true," McCullough said. "It was difficult, but it was time for a change. This has been a very emotional time."
McCullough reached the post-season seven times in his nine years at Sherman. His Bearcats won five district titles while under his direction. McCullough leaves Sherman as the school's second all-time winningest coach behind John Williamson.
McCullough impacted the holiday basketball landscape by starting an annual tournament that has become one of the biggest events in the area, the Sherman Holiday Invitational, which is often broadcasted on KXII.
McCullough played college basketball for Tony Robinson at Southeastern. Robinson coached at Norman High School before coming to SOSU. "He's a very good man to have on your resume," McCullough said of Robinson.
The Sherman Bearcats will now have a coaching search on their hands. Someone other than McCullough will lead Bearcat basketball for the first time since 2001.