Harrison resigns as Oak Hall football coach


Published: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10:40 a.m.

Jim Harrison, who led Oak Hall's football team for the first two years after the program's revival in 2005, has resigned. Harrison and his family will move to Clinton, Miss., where his wife Tracey has accepted the position of director of public relations for Mississippi College.

"We are sorry to lose Jim Harrison as our football coach," OHS athletic director Jeff Malloy wrote in a press release. "Whenever you leave a job, I think the goal should be to leave it better than you found it.

"Jim has accomplished that goal and has put our football program in good position to continue growth as we enter (District 2-1B) in 2007."

After going 3-7 in Harrison's first season, the Eagles improved to 6-4 and had the area's highest scoring offense in 2006. Oak Hall had eliminated its football program after a winless 1990 season.

Malloy said the school has a list of finalists and hopes to hire a new coach in the next 60 days.

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