JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones said July 20 he is still working out the details on a plan for a new offensive coordinator.
The reason is because Andy McHazlett resigned to become the new La Pryor High School principal.
McHazlett was notified of the job July 6, accepted the position July 8 and told Jones and the Bulldogs on July 9.
The athletic director said McHazlett had told him he wanted to move toward education administration and had already earned a master’s degree in the field. During his time at Burnet, McHazlett served as the chairman of the science department and had accepted more responsibility from the principals, Jones said.
“He felt like he needed to jump at the opportunity,” he said. “You can’t blame him for that.”
It’s a homecoming for McHazlett, who is from La Pryor, which is about 100 miles west of San Antonio.
Now Jones must fill a vacancy. He noted receivers coach Billy Cook has been invaluable, adding Cook served as the offensive coordinator under former head coach Doyle Walker.
“He’s very experienced with the offense and did a whole lot to make the offense go,” Jones said.
As for Jones’ plan, right now “mostly it’s trying to work out details,” he said.
“I’m super confident on what’s ahead of us and what I think the arrangements will be and the responsibilities will be,” he said. “We have a great plan. We’re trying to make it happen.”