Breaking: Larry McBroom leaves Ardmore

Head football coach Larry McBroom is leaving the Ardmore Tigers to become an assistant coach at South Grand Prairie High School.

McBroom was the head coach in Ardmore for three seaons and never won a playoff game after capturing seven state championships at rival Ada. He leaves the Tigers with a record of 17-16, and went 0-2 in the postseason.

McBroom departs for South Grand Prairie where he will serve as an assistant for his former assistant, Brent Whitson. This is not his first coaching job in Texas, he has also served as the head coach at Mount Pleasant.

McBroom raised several eyebrows when he took the Ardmore job three years ago. The Tigers had been his biggest rival from his days as the head coach at Ada. Combined with his father and brother, the McBroom family had coached the Ada Cougars for 43 years winning 14 of the school's 19 state championships. Larry has won 7, his father Criag claimed 6, and his brother Gary won 1.


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  • by Vanburi Location: Sherman on Apr 16, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    I'm not sure about the pay but, Texas does love its' high school football. He may have not had much of a choice with his record at Ardmore the administration may have been giving him a choice to leave or not get his contract renewed. This is a prime example of why a winning record is not the be all end all... Regards,
  • by Billy Location: Denison on Apr 16, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    Leaving a head coaching job to take an assistant job? Does Texas pay that much more than Oklahoma? Must be more to the story.
  • by Former Adan Location: North Texas on Apr 15, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    He's leaving to see if the cheerleaders are more "open" like the ones in Ada used to be back when he was coaching there.
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      by BD on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM in reply to Former Adan
      Yes! Texas pays that much more!
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