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Jack Stallard talks about new Pine Tree coach


POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:25pm

He's the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal.

Jack Stallard spoke with KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner about the new coach of the Pine Tree Pirates, David Collins.

Stallard said...

"Coach Collins comes from a highly respected program, Lake Travis. It's hard to find another program in the state with the continued success they've had.

He's a big part of that. He comes with some great credentials and high hopes. This is a Pine Tree program that has struggled.

In football they have not been able to get over the hump. Last year started out with such high promise.

They were 3-and-1. But they had some off-field issues, a lot of controversy surrounding the program. For the kids, it got away from being about football. They weren't able to have fun.

Now they've got a new coach coming in. Hopefully that excitement comes back to them and these kids get to play football. They've got a good coach to come in and try to get things headed in the right direction."

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