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Kovar re-hired after leaving Normangee


John Kovar, served as offensive coordinator at Rockdale, before leaving for Normangee, where he was hired as head coach. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan John Kovar, served as offensive coordinator at Rockdale, before leaving for Normangee, where he was hired as head coach. Reporter/Cliff Dungan Tigers make room for former offensive coordinator

John Kovar, who resigned as head football coach at Normangee after less than two months on the job, has been rehired by the RISD.

Kovar will coach at the junior high level, replacing Seth Jordan who moved to Hutto after five years here.

“Having the opportunity to get him back is great for the kids and for the overall program,” said RRISD Athletic Director Jeff Miller. “I’m excited to have him back. It’s a win-win for both parties.

“He’s been on a roller coater ride here lately, he just wants to get out of a stress situation.”

Kovar, who was previously in Rockdale for the past six years, was hired by Normangee on April 2.

However, Kovar cited conflicts with the school board concerning potential personnel and abruptly resigned on May 19.

He had replaced longtime coach Brian Mullinnix, who resigned for health reasons.

“I thought there was a lack of support from the board on a few things,” Kovar told the Bryan- College Station Eagle. “Due to that, I couldn’t see moving my family over there. It’s a very unfortunate deal, because there are some great kids (there).”

Kovar, 36, had been the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and an assistant in basketball.

In the meantime, Miller had replaced Kovar at offensive coordinator with newcomer Hunter Hamrick and also hired former Tiger standout Andre Johnson from Lockhart.

Before Rockdale, Kovar coached at Huntsville and Lexington. He was the head track coach when Lexington captured state in 2005.


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